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Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action | 18 August 1989 (USA)
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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Reardon
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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,973,285 (USA)
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Star Billing: Richard Dreyfuss (1st), David Johansen (2nd), Teri Garr (3rd), Allen Garfield (4th) and Jennifer Tilly (5th) though in the closing credits Tilly is billed fourth and Garfield fifth. See more »

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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

Jay Trotter: May I... buy you a drink?
Mrs. Davis: I don't see why not. I'm on the pill.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

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Oh Lonesome Me
Written by Don Gibson
Performed by Don Gibson
Courtesy of RCA Records, Cassettes, and CD's
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9 August 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all time most underrated films. It is a little film , but rarely do you see so many wonderfully funny characters in a comedy. Along with "Breaking Away", and "Harold and Maude" it falls in a special category of films I like to watch when I'm feeling life sucks. Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr give their best performances; and the supporting cast, especially Robbie Coltrane, is terrific. Don't miss this little gem.


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