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

Goofs

When the State Trooper runs out of gas the sirens die out, this would not happen. The lights and sirens have nothing to do with gas, only the battery. See more »

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Rental Car Trainee: We have a midsized Caprice.
Vera Baker: What color is it?
Merrill: It doesn't matter! We'll take it.
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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 Titanic (1997) See more »

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Rat Race
Written by David Forman, Jon Carin & Rick Chertoff
Performed by Baha Men
Produced by Rick Chertoff & Jon Carin
Baha Men perform courtesy of S-Curve Records
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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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