History Film / TheGumballRally

7th Sep '15 1:05:36 PM nombretomado
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Wealthy but bored businessman Michael Bannon issues the code word "Gumball" to his fellow automobile enthusiasts, who gather in a garage in NewYorkCity to embark on a coast-to-coast race "with no catalytic converter and no 55-mile-per-hour speed limit." Their nemesis, LAPD lieutenant Roscoe, also learns of the race and most of the film is devoted to the adventures of the various driving teams and Roscoe's ineffectual attempts to apprehend them. HilarityEnsues.

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Wealthy but bored businessman Michael Bannon issues the code word "Gumball" to his fellow automobile enthusiasts, who gather in a garage in NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity to embark on a coast-to-coast race "with no catalytic converter and no 55-mile-per-hour speed limit." Their nemesis, LAPD lieutenant Roscoe, also learns of the race and most of the film is devoted to the adventures of the various driving teams and Roscoe's ineffectual attempts to apprehend them. HilarityEnsues.
28th Jun '15 8:00:18 AM Pren
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* ButtMonkey: Lapchick spends the whole film bug-eyed over his various crashes.
16th Jun '15 9:41:55 PM KyleJacobs
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* BugSplat: Lapchick runs into a swarm of bugs that splat on his helmet faceplate, making him unable to see and causing him to crash.
19th Apr '15 12:22:59 AM JonnyB
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* StandardPoliceMotto: Avila quotes it as the reason the car disguised as a police cruiser has to stop and help a stranded pregnant motorist. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that they were in Los Angeles at the time.
19th Apr '15 12:18:42 AM JonnyB
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* WatchThePaintJob: One person enters the race by getting a job delivering a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. [[HilarityEnsues It doesn't end well]]. Especially after the sandstorm.

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* WatchThePaintJob: One person enters the race by getting a job delivering a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.Shadow to Los Angeles. [[HilarityEnsues It doesn't end well]]. Especially after the sandstorm.
19th Apr '15 12:17:38 AM JonnyB
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end of the game, it's made very clear that this is a standard rally race, with staggered start times. In other words, they're technically racing against the clock, not against each other. At the end of the race this is conveniently forgotten as the Ferrari and Cobra race to get to the finish line first.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end beginning of the game, film, it's made very clear that this is a standard rally race, race with staggered start times. In other words, they're technically racing against the clock, not against each other. At the end of the race this is conveniently forgotten as the Ferrari and Cobra race to get to the finish line first.
19th Apr '15 12:16:45 AM JonnyB
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end of the game, it's made very clear that this is a standard rally race, with staggered start times. In other words, they're technically racing against the clock, not against each other. At the end of the race this is conveniently forgotten as the Ferrari and Cobra race to get to the finish line first.
6th Jan '15 2:37:22 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: RaulJulia's character, Italian race driver Franco Bertollini.

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* LargeHam: RaulJulia's Creator/RaulJulia's character, Italian race driver Franco Bertollini.
11th Jun '14 7:44:06 PM JonnyB
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* TheDanza: Michael Sarrazin as Michael Bannon.



* DuelingMovies: With ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_(film) Cannonball]]'', released a month earlier and inspired by the same real-life event.
17th May '14 5:00:37 AM JonnyB
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lapchick The Mad Hungarian. ''Literally''. Franco, to a lesser extent. Also Ace "Mr. Guts" Preston in the Camaro Z-28, toward the end, as he tries to get through a traffic jam by going up on two wheels (while giving a rebel yell).

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lapchick The Mad Hungarian. ''Literally''. Franco, to a lesser extent. Also Ace "Mr. Guts" Preston in the Camaro Z-28, toward the end, as he tries to get through a traffic jam by [[CarSkiing going up on two wheels wheels]] (while giving a rebel yell).
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