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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barbada  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,973,285 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of Looney (David Johansen)'s cat was "June Bug" whilst the name of Vibes ('Joseph Walsh')' dog was the nineteen year old "Evangeline". 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

Jay Trotter: [after realizing he has just one a heap of money while watching the race among the social elite] Did I win? Did I WIN? SON-OF-A-BITCH! GOD LIKES ME! HE REALLY, REALLY, LIKES ME! WHAT A DAY! WHAT A FABULOUS DAY!
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

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He'll Have to Go
by Joe Allison & Audrey Allison
Performed by Jim Reeves
Courtesy of RCA Records, Cassettes, and CD's
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A loveable story about a loveable loser
18 July 2003 | by (Northridge, California) – See all my reviews

This film just makes you feel good when you watch it. You identify one way or another with Richard Dreyfuss, who plays the down on his luck gambler who wishes for one last lucky streak. The supporting cast is a great collection of colorful characters. Jennifer Tilly and David Johansen especially help keep this movie rolling. At a running time of only 90 minutes it doesn't really lag and it's genuinely funny. Watching this movie makes you wish you had Trotter's luck. Bottom Line: A competent comedy that keeps it's charm even after repeated viewings. Worth having in the collection.


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