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|The Gumball Rally / Cannonball Run II|
Actors: Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Michael Sarrazin, Tim McIntire, Raul Julia
Directors: Charles Bail, Hal Needham
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Look, ma, no speed limit! It's not just how fast you go, but how funny, in two revved-up comedies about cross-country road races. Michael Sarrazin, Gary Busey and Raul Julia are rival drivers in The Gumball Rally (Side A),... more »
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Larry N. from BEALETON, VA
Reviewed on 6/24/2014...
The Gumball Rally is one the better "Cannonball" movies. Much better than Cannonball, but not as good as Cannonball Run. Cannonball Run II isn't quite as good as Cannonball Run, but worth the time to watch.
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2 classic racing comedies on one shiny DVD!!! Wow!!!
Jason Pumphrey | Falls Church, Virginia United States | 09/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow!!! What a great DVD,it contains BOTH "The Gumball Rally" and "The Cannonball Run II" on one double sided DVD!!! This gives you more bang for your buck,it's cheaper than buying the two DVD's individually!!! And it's saves space too!!! "Gumball Rally" is in Widescreen and "Cannonball II" is Standard Full Frame,but thats okay because these great movies are finally available on DVD!!! These great racing comedies are full of laughs and features a ton of great acting talent that includes:Burt Reynolds,Sammy Davis Jr.,Michael Sazarrin,Jackie Chan,Telly Savalas,Frank Sinatra,Raul Julia,Dom Deluise,Jamie Farr,Catherine Bach,Richard Kiel,Dean Martin,Doug McClure,Charles Nelson Reilly,Shirley MaClaine,Jack Elam,Don Knotts,Ricardo Montalban,Tony Danza,Mel Tillis,and many more!!! Absolute classic car racing comedies!!! Move over Talledega Nights,these are the original classics!!! Two thumbs up!!! Five stars!!! A+"
Hawk911 | USA | 09/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this to finally see The Gumball Rally, having already seen the lackluster Cannonball Run II, but the two combined for this price is quite a deal.
Cannonball 2 is worth watching for the huge starring cast and for the cars but in my opinion falls behind The Cannonball Run (1) and Speed Zone, the other two light hearted comedy films of this genre.
Gumball however, is simply the best. Sure, it doesn't have Burt Reynolds and the rest but as a car movie it comes out in first.
Gumball captures the spirit and the essence of driving, and if you are a real car enhusiast, you know what I mean. If not, you'll likely still laugh at the funny characters.
The actors did quite well, portraying memorable characters, and it's cool to see those cars (some of which are ridiculously valuable now) running like that.
It's a great cast running high speed, driving classic American Muscle and Foreign Exotics, with tops down and hair blowing all the way to the finish.
Don't judge it by it's rather lame cover. This is a real car show with REAL fast driving, not sped up cheese. Great Camera angles, great sounds, and a great experience. Admittedly none of these rather simple types of movies qualify as a truly GREAT movie, but Gumball is the best of it's kind and a genuinely enjoyable and funny film. A simple pleasure!
Some may like Cannonball II better. With this two pack, either way you win!"