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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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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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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barbada  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,973,285 (USA)
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Trivia

Vicki (Jennifer Tilly)'s response to Jay Trotter (Richard Dreyfuss)'s rejection of her proposal was "Nothing ventured, nothing ventured". 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

Marty: Eight's the one, I'd stake my life on it.
Jay Trotter: They've got a $2 minimum bet.
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Connections

References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Perpetuum Mobile
by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss, Jr.)
Performed by 101 Strings
Courtesy of Alshire International, Inc.
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Funny movie..unlikely but loved it...
12 November 1998 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

Richard Dreyfuss is a funny little actor, I have seen most of his films.. and this one was great. He is hilarious and so is Jennifer Tilly as the millionaire's girlfriend. Would recommend this movie to anyone whose life sucks, especially on a bad day. Good to watch with a crowd too.


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