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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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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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,973,285 (USA)
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Debut theatrical feature film of television and commercials director Joe Pytka. See more »

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The racehorse owners say their horse is running on Saturday, yet the day of the race Trotter opens the Daily Racing Form dated Wednesday, January 25th, 1989. See more »

Quotes

Counter Girl: You could be walking around lucky, and not even know it.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Talks
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyric by Tom Whitlock
Performed by Sherwood Ball
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Arranged by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
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I saw this in Rehab
26 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love Richard Dreyfuss the 1st film I saw him in was Jaws I think in 1974 or something, he was 23 or so.In this particular film he plays a fair dink um loser who does not know when to stop, despite risking all he has(which ain't much)and decides to have one of those days out we all dream about.

Out at the track nothing seems to be going wrong.Or is that right? You will have to see, although it is funny no matter which way you look at it. If you have ever been to the races you will see plenty of characters you can relate to as well. The bragger, the tipster(s), the trainers, the colorful characters commonly referred to as it sounds better than criminal, the loan sharks and the guy who is always out to bite everyone for a loan.

The problem is was that I saw this movie whilst in rehab for a gambling addiction myself. Funny but meant so much more to me

Cheers


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