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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)

Gross:

$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

Shortly before Nick puts his money in the bag at the concert, a shot from the Blaine/Duane standoff is used, and as a result, the pierced girl is seen onstage before she is supposed to be. See more »

Quotes

Owen Templeton: I am not a bus driver! I do not work for the bus company! All right? I... I needed a ride to New Mexico, so I stole this uniform! See this jacket? This is not my jacket! Remember Marty, the bus driver? Huh? This is his shirt! I stole it! And these pants, you think I'd wear these pants? These aren't my pants! These are Marty's pants. I stole them. I am not a bus driver!
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Crazy Credits

Randy Pear plays the harmonica found in Hitler's Mercedes-Benz. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mad Max (1979) See more »

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In the Hall of the Mountain King
from "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"
Music by Edvard Grieg
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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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