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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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Edward Walsh ...
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Johnny Casino
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Mickey Jax
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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:

$4,973,285 (USA)
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Trivia

This 1989 movie was the second of three consecutive filmed adaptations of Jay Cronley novels in three consecutive years produced by Hollywood. The other adaptions were 1988's Funny Farm (1988) and 1990's Quick Change (1990). 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

Looney: I'm sure glad I didn't bet.
Jay Trotter: You didn't bet?
Looney: I woulda had a heart attack.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Guilty Pleasures (1992) See more »

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Fugue for Tinhorns
by Frank Loesser
Courtesy of MCA Records
[From the Original Broadway Cast Album of "Guys and Dolls"]
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9 August 1998 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all time most underrated films. It is a little film , but rarely do you see so many wonderfully funny characters in a comedy. Along with "Breaking Away", and "Harold and Maude" it falls in a special category of films I like to watch when I'm feeling life sucks. Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr give their best performances; and the supporting cast, especially Robbie Coltrane, is terrific. Don't miss this little gem.


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