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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Herself
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Renée Lee ...
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Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
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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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Rat Race  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$56,607,223 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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When Tracy drags her boyfriend out of the truck and drives off in it after making him crash, you can clearly see that there are two seat belts for the driver and front passenger. The truck is an extended cab Dodge Ram, which has the seat belt upper mounts on the pillars behind the doors. The front seat came from a quad cab Dodge Ram, which required the seat belts to be mounted completely within the seats due to the way the rear doors open. See more »

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When the Pear family is driving the Hitlermobile, Jon Lovitz is shown fiddling with the cigarette lighter. Shortly after he drops it, the camera cuts briefly to a shot of the driver's side front wheel as the car runs over an object. The object is the muffler that Zach and Enrico hit with the van earlier, and the junk truck that dropped it can be seen ahead of the car. This is impossible given the elapsed time since that first encounter. Furthermore, the side of the vehicle is not that of the Hitlermobile, but something newer (wrong color and contours; it is probably Zach's van). See more »

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Donald Sinclair: I can do anything I want, I'm eccentric. Aaarrrgh.
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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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Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

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You Sexy Thing
by Errol Brown
Performed by Hot Chocolate
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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One of the best non-sense movies
4 February 2006 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

From a point of view it is not convenient to give a very high mark to a movie like this, but I believe that movies have to be rated in different categories. So it could happen that such a movie receives a greater mark than a movie from a different category, which by the way has a greater artistic value.

Anyway, if you like non-sense movies with absurd scenes, this is for you. The movie succeeds without clever jokes, with its hilarious scenes to make fun of the greedy or the "don't know how to spend their money" people. One absurd scene follows the other, and if you like such humor you will soon find yourself convulsed with laughter. Sometimes it may appear forced, but this is a characteristic for the genre. If you just want a fun and action packed movie, this is a very good choice.


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