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Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 17 August 2001 (USA)
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

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Hotel Clerk
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Carrie Diamond ...
Casino Bartender
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Guy at Bar
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Kevin Frazier ...
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Herself
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Renée Lee ...
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Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh ...
Cocktail Waitress
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Merrill Jennings (as Lanai Chapman)
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Donald P. Sinclair has placed six separate gold coins in different slot machines in his casino. The lucky six who find these coins discover an opportunity of a lifetime. The chance to own $2 million. Locked up in a locker in New Mexico, these six contestants must now race each other, to be the first to the cash. There are no rules in place and everything that could possibly happen, does. Whilst, behind the scenes, Sinclair's associates are placing their bets. Written by Film_Fan

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563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems!

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Adventure | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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17 August 2001 (USA)  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,662,094 (USA) (17 August 2001)

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$56,607,223 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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Trivia

Jason Alexander was originally lined up to play Zack before his Seinfeld (1989) cast-mate Wayne Knight took the role. See more »

Goofs

In the DVD they tell us that a stunt driver was driving the car when Duane grabbed the rope of the hot air balloon. You can see the driver through the plastic window made in the seat. Also the seat sits out further than the passenger seat. See more »

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[after Sinclair has told them repeatedly to "go", to no avail]
Merrill: So, when you say "go", you mean, just go?
Donald Sinclair: Uh, begin, commence, start moving... theoretically you have been racing for about forty seconds now, and so far Mr. Schaffer is winning because he's nearest to the door.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the cast members dance to and sing along to "All Star" at a Smash Mouth concert See more »

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Spoofs Deep Impact (1998) See more »

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I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland
Performed by The Four Tops
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The Funniest Film Ever Created
11 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen Rat Race about 50 times, and it still packs the same punch for me that it did on view number 1. I absolutely love the stellar cast, which is highlighted by the performances of Rowan Atkinson, John Lovitz, and Whoopi Goldberg. Bringing many comedy stars together under one roof hasn't been done often enough. It did happen in Mars Attacks, which turned out to be a total waste of time and was and absolutely horrible movie. In this case however, the actors/actresses aren't awkwardly stuck into their roles, they all sink into very unique characters who each have a story to tell. Rat Race is a hilarious comedy that everyone should see, I have never met anyone who didn't like it. If you have nothing to do on a Saturday Night, you will enjoy this one for sure!


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