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Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action | 18 August 1989 (USA)
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A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director:

Joe Pytka

Writers:

Jay Cronley (book), Nancy Dowd (screenplay) (as Ernest Morton)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Jay Trotter
David Johansen ... Looney
Teri Garr ... Pam
Jennifer Tilly ... Vicki
Allen Garfield ... Greenberg
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Marty (as Ed Walsh)
Richard Edson ... Johnny Casino
David Schramm ... Lufkin
John Roselius John Roselius ... Reardon
Joseph Walsh ... Vibes
Ralph Seymour ... Sid
Cynthia Nixon ... Evangeline
Richard Dimitri Richard Dimitri ... Tony Cheeseburger
Robert Towers ... Mickey Jax
Michelle Phillips ... Mrs. Davis
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Storyline

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. Written by Kathy Li

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horse movie | gambling | bet | horse | bar | See All (29) »

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He drinks. He smokes. He gambles. He curses. He thinks about committing adultery. You'll love him.

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Grande Barbada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$4,973,285
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second of two feature films that Teri Garr and Richard Dreyfuss have made together. The first had been Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) released about twelve years earlier. In both movies, Garr and Dreyfuss play a married couple. See more »

Goofs

When Trotter makes the big bet on the last race, we see the odds drop from 40-1 to 8-1. A bet that size would have increased the odds on every other entry the moment it was bet, but none of the other numbers change. See more »

Quotes

Jay Trotter: Stay on the track!
Looney: The horse can't hear you!
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Connections

References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

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Cattle Call
by Tex Owens
Performed by Eddy Arnold
Courtesy of RCA Records, Cassettes, and CD's
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Funny movie..unlikely but loved it...
12 November 1998 | by AdrianeSee all my reviews

Richard Dreyfuss is a funny little actor, I have seen most of his films.. and this one was great. He is hilarious and so is Jennifer Tilly as the millionaire's girlfriend. Would recommend this movie to anyone whose life sucks, especially on a bad day. Good to watch with a crowd too.


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