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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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Pam
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Edward Walsh ...
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Johnny Casino
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Lufkin
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Reardon
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Evangeline
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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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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,973,285
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Trivia

The colorful names of some of the movie's characters, some outlined in publicity for this picture, included Jay Trotter, Mickey Jax, Johnny Casino, Vibes Eberhardt and Tony Cheeseburger. See more »

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When Trotter makes the big bet on the last race, we see the odds drop from 40-1 to 8-1. A bet that size would have increased the odds on every other entry the moment it was bet, but none of the other numbers change. See more »

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Vicki: She's pert. If you like pert.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Win or Lose
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyric by Tom Whitlock
Performed by Jeffrey Koz
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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A loveable story about a loveable loser
18 July 2003 | by 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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