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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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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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$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

Trotter is handcuffed behind his back when he makes a dash for the betting window. When he is tripped, and slides on his stomach across the floor, you can see his hands (briefly) uncuffed. See more »

Quotes

Jay Trotter: [puts $2400 in cash on the counter] Let it ride!
Ticket Seller: What's the number?
Jay Trotter: [smile fades away]
Ticket Seller: It's a house rule! You've got to give me a number!
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Lonesome Me
Written by Don Gibson
Performed by Don Gibson
Courtesy of RCA Records, Cassettes, and CD's
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An absolute charmer!
23 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is on cable a lot. My intention to watch a few minutes invariably turns into my watching until the end. I love this movie.

It is a simple and very funny movie with a fine cast portraying an array of eccentric characters. Yet there is often a sweetness in this film reminiscent of a movie like Roxanne.

The premise is that at times the universe can align in such a way that you just know in your bones that nothing can stop you from having a really good day. Watching Richard Dreyfuss come to this realization and watching him savoring it while it is happening is appealing.

It struck me last night that of all Mr. Dreyfuss's admirable body of work, I like him the best in Let It Ride.


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