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A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

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Casino Bartender
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Herself
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Renée Lee ...
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Merrill Jennings (as Lanai Chapman)
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Storyline

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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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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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,320,394 (Germany) (30 August 2002)

Gross:

$1,320,394 (Germany) (30 August 2002)
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DVD extras includes unplanned, unscripted, recorded phone calls to the main stars of the movie from Jerry Zucker and Andy Breckman, who were sitting in a sound studio working on an audio commentary for the movie. Jerry and Andy said it was simply something they came up with because they were trying to find things to include on the DVD. See more »

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In the beginning, Donald Sinclair says that, when they enter the train station, the lockers will be to their right. When Enrico enters, you can clearly see the lockers were to the left. See more »

Quotes

[Talking about Sinclair and his idea for them competing in the "race"]
Merrill: It's some sort of joke. It has to be.
Duane Cody: What kind of jackass just gives away $2 million?
Owen Templeton: Maybe it's a publicity stunt.
Randy Pear: What kind of publicity? He swore us all to secrecy.
Vera Baker: Maybe it's a secret publicity stunt.
Randy Pear: A *secret* publicity stunt?
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"No Animals were harmed in the making of this film ONLY ACTORS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM" See more »

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References Around the World in Eighty Days (1956) See more »

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Chain of Fools
by Donald Covay
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with
Warner Special Products
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The Funniest Film Ever Created
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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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