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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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Greenberg
Edward Walsh ...
Marty (as Ed Walsh)
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Johnny Casino
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Lufkin
John Roselius ...
Reardon
Joseph Walsh ...
Vibes
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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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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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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 »

Goofs

In the opening sequence in the cab, the cab driver, David Johanson's cigarette goes from freshly lit to a small butt back to a new cigarette, all in a couple seconds. See more »

Quotes

Jay Trotter: Gimme forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race.
Ticket Seller: [starts pushing buttons] So, I have to give you forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race...
Jay Trotter: Wait! Wait! How much does forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race *pay*?
Ticket Seller: Let's see... forty-eight $50 win tickets on the three horse in the seventh race at...
Ticket Seller: [whistles]
Ticket Seller: ...twenty-nine to one will pay you approximately...
Ticket Seller: [moves his lips and mumbles to himself while figuring]
Ticket Seller: ......
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Connections

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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I got the horse right here
19 February 2000 | by (Brocktroit, Massatucky) – See all my reviews

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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