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
A deleted scene further exaggerated the gambling habits of Sinclair and his associates; this scene featured them playing Monopoly with real money. See more »
When Tracy and Nick are chasing Shawn in the helicopter scene, the telephone lines and street signs suddenly disappear. See more »
How about a pit-stop?
Sorry, this is a one way flight. There's a bathroom in the back.
The latch is broken. Anyone could just walk right in.
So? Look, you ain't got nothin' these other Lucys haven't seen before.
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The DVD contains 6 deleted scenes:
A scene in which one of the highrollers questions what they are doing.
A scene where the highrollers play monopoly using real money.
An additional scene on the Lucy bus.
An extended version of the Lucys chasing Owen. In this scene, they are stopped by a bus of Ricky Ricardo lookalikes
A scene in which Owen gets a ride from a moving house.
'Rat Race' is a comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker. It is based on Stanley Kramer's 1963 classic 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'.
I keep for getting about this movie and when I happen to see it on TV, I'm pleasantly surprised. It's one of the best ensembles in a comedy to come out of the 21st Century so far.
Eccentric tycoon Donald Sinclair - played by John Cleese - devises a game to entertain the high rollers who visit his Las Vegas casino. He arranges for six competitors to race the 563 miles to Silver City, New Mexico, where the winner's prize of $2 million has been placed in a luggage locker. Unbeknownst to them, Sinclair's wealthy patrons place bets on who will win it all.
Everybody in this movie was born to play the roles they were given. If I had to pick a standout it would have to be a tie between Seth Green and Vince Vieluf. They play brother and the way they can play off each other and make the comedy grow in scenes in fantastic. They are hands down the funniest duo in the film.
Is it perfect movie? No, or course it's not, it's a fun dumbed down comedy that wants you to have a good time and it succeeds in its mission. If the you don't think the movie is self aware in the fact that it is a ridiculous concept, wait till the ending and you will realise.
Overall, anybody can have fun in this movie if you can turn your brain off and see the movie for what it is.
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