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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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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)  »

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A Grande Barbada  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

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

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

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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