The Great Race (1965) Poster


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Edited into 

Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) (Video)


The Battle of the Century (1927) (Short)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Referenced in 

Fearless Frank (1967)
Appears on movie marquee in background
Smashing Time (1967)
Petticoat Junction: The Great Race (1969) (TV Episode)
Movie title used in title
Taxi: The Great Race (1979) (TV Episode)
title reference
Real Genius (1985)
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987) (Video Game)
There is a full moose behind the moose head on the wall at Lefty's. This gag was also played in Professor Fate's garage during Maggie's break in.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
"Not since the pie fight scene in The Great Race!"
Home Improvement: The Great Race (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Home Improvement: The Great Race II (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mike's New Car (2002) (Video)
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Reba: The Great Race (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
American Dreams: The 7-10 Split (2004) (TV Episode)
Danny invites Meg to go and see the film with him at the cinema.
Malcolm in the Middle: Dirty Magazine (2004) (TV Episode)
Francis and Otto dance to the song "The Sweetheart Tree", which is played over the opening credits in "The Great Race".
Team America: World Police (2004)
Destruction of Eiffel Tower.
American Dreams: Starting Over (2005) (TV Episode)
The Prom Committee chose The Great Race (1965) as the theme for the prom instead of The Sound of Music (1965).
Robot Chicken: 1987 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ben Stiller stars in "The Great Ape Race"
20 to 1: Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown when a segment on Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines mentions that it created a new era of over-the-top oddball adventures.
The Cinema Snob: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is Professor Fate doing here?"
Private Screenings: Robert Osborne (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Osborne in Natalie Wood anecdote.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"Did this movie combine all the fight scenes from The Great Race into one scene?"
Nostalgia Critic: Doug's Top 10 Hottest Women (2014) (TV Episode)
Natalie Wood is #4.
DVD-R Hell: Tequila and Bonetti: Teach Your Children (2015) (TV Episode)
"...in a miniature version of the Leslie Special from The Great Race."
The Cinema Snob: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (2016) (TV Episode)
"Lex has resorted to Plan B: winning the Great Race."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
"Push the button, Max."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Starcrash (2017) (TV Episode)
"Push the button, Max."
The Cinema Snob: The Little Cars in the Great Race (2017) (TV Episode)
Snob thought Little Cars would be a remake of this

Featured in 

100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Blake Edwards Tribute
Scope (2017) (Video)
clips shown


The Sheik (1921)
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
The final part of the film is an uncredited comedy remake of Prisoner of Zenda, with Jack Lemmon, as the villainous Prof. Fate, substitutes for his drunken double Prince Hapnik of Pottsdorf, with Ross Martin as the Rupert character "Baron Von Stuppe"
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Like Granger and Colman, Jack Lemmon plays a dual role as drunken Prince Hapnick in the Pottsdorf sequence.

Spoofed in 

Swindle (2013) (TV Movie)
Cake fight scene: bad guy covered with cake, good guy comes out clean

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