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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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Johnny Casino
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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  »

Box Office

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

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: Gimme forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race.
Ticket Seller: [starts pushing buttons] So, I have to give you forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race...
Jay Trotter: Wait! Wait! How much does forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race *pay*?
Ticket Seller: Let's see... forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race at...
Ticket Seller: [whistles]
Ticket Seller: ...twenty-nine to one will pay you approximately...
Ticket Seller: [moves his lips and mumbles to himself while figuring]
Ticket Seller: ......
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

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Perpetuum Mobile
by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss, Jr.)
Performed by 101 Strings
Courtesy of Alshire International, Inc.
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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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