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
In the film's promotional featurette, actress Jennifer Tilly outlines how in the movie's original script, it called for her character's breasts to pop out in one scene at the race-track during all the excitement of the cheering and rooting for the racing horses. In the end, this does not occur in the finished film, Tilly having suggested that they shouldn't, but they do wobble and significantly project outwards during the particular shot, which is also shown in the promo short. See more »
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 »
Man with cigar:
These other nags are gonna die in the starting gate!
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A wonderful comedy! Richard Dreyfuss is having a very good day and so do I whenever I see this movie. Such characters! You WILL to root for Trotter if not for his band of misfit hanger-onners. And Jennifer Tilly does what Jennifer Tilly does best. I can't find a single thing wrong with this movie, and it held my attention and completely entertained. I give it a 10.
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