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Let It Ride (1989)

 -  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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Johnny Casino
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Tony Cheeseburger
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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

Mary Woronov's character is called "Quinella" which is also the name of a familiar race gambling term for a type of parimutuel bet. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place on a Saturday, but the NFL game is shown on television screens in the Jockey Club. Looney's bookie comes to collect on the $850 he lost on the game. NFL games are not played on Saturdays except, occasionally, in December. There is a reference from Trotter's wife that it is September. See more »

Quotes

Greenberg: She has very long legs.
Vicki: Thanks. They go from my ass all the way to the floor.
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Connections

References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Win or Lose
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyric by Tom Whitlock
Performed by Jeffrey Koz
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
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You're not going believe this...
22 January 2002 | by (US) – See all my reviews

but this one is a classic. Its one of those movies that everyone you know either never heard of or makes fun of you for even bringing up. Let me tell you though, stranded on the island with only one movie available, I want it to be this uplifting film. It may not be my favorite, but I can easily watch it beginning to end and start it right over. The cast each grasped the characters to perfection, with one a better loser than the next! Looking for a little pick-me up, give Jay Trotter and Let It Ride one chance. Although you may still be embarrassed to mention you love it in front of your friends, I bet you will!


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