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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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Pam
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Greenberg
Edward Walsh ...
Marty (as Ed Walsh)
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Johnny Casino
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Lufkin
John Roselius ...
Reardon
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Sid
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Richard Dimitri ...
Tony Cheeseburger
Robert Towers ...
Mickey Jax
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Mrs. Davis
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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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barbada  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,973,285 (USA)
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Trivia

The names of some of the horses in the film were Charity, Stargazer, Fleet Dreams, Lord Byron, Faith Healer, and Hot-to-Trot. 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: [puts the box with $69,000 in cash on the counter] Let it ride!
Ticket Seller: Is it all there?
Jay Trotter: I took out a little for the wife and a few things, but basically, yeah, it's all there!
Ticket Seller: I can't give you win tickets for that! That's over 1300 win tickets! It will jam up the machine!
Ticket Seller: [leans forward]
Ticket Seller: The counting room!
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Connections

Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Guilty Pleasures (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Just Know It
Written by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Huey P. Smith (as Huey "Piano" Smith)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By Arrangement of Warner Special Products
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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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