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Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Action  |  18 August 1989 (USA)
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A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

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Storyline

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. Written by Kathy Li

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He drinks. He smokes. He gambles. He curses. He thinks about committing adultery. You'll love him.

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Comedy | Action

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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barbada  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,973,285 (USA)
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Trivia

In the film's promotional featurette, actress Jennifer Tilly outlines how in the movie's original script, it called for her character's breasts to pop out in one scene at the race-track during all the excitement of the cheering and rooting for the racing horses. In the end, this does not occur in the finished film, Tilly having suggested that they shouldn't, but they do wobble and significantly project outwards during the particular shot, which is also shown in the promo short. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequence in the cab, the cab driver, David Johanson's cigarette goes from freshly lit to a small butt back to a new cigarette, all in a couple seconds. See more »

Quotes

Ticket Seller: [seeing Trotter coming to bet $68,000] I may faint. Don't worry. We got full medical coverage. I'll be ok.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Just Know It
by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Huey "Piano" Smith
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By Arrangement of Warner Special Products
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A loveable story about a loveable loser
18 July 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

This film just makes you feel good when you watch it. You identify one way or another with Richard Dreyfuss, who plays the down on his luck gambler who wishes for one last lucky streak. The supporting cast is a great collection of colorful characters. Jennifer Tilly and David Johansen especially help keep this movie rolling. At a running time of only 90 minutes it doesn't really lag and it's genuinely funny. Watching this movie makes you wish you had Trotter's luck. Bottom Line: A competent comedy that keeps it's charm even after repeated viewings. Worth having in the collection.


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