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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Herself
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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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Professor Ken Freedman, mentioned in the speech by the jet car driver before the women steal the car, is a reference to Ken Freedman, the station manager of WFMU where the writer and he do a weekly radio show, 7 Second Delay. See more »

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During the final credits as the characters are crowd surfing and singing along to "All-star," several characters can be seen mouthing the words to the wrong part of the song. See more »

Quotes

Jason Pear: I can't believe it, Dad. You stole Adolf Hitler's Mercedes-Benz.
Randy Pear: Well, Hitler had it comin'. What goes around comes around.
Kimberly Pear: Dad, they're gonna be pissed.
Randy Pear: Eh, they're always pissed, Honey. They're Nazis. It's like it's their job.
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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 The Cannonball Run (1981) See more »

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Junkyard Joe
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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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