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Rat Race (2001)

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A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Director:

Jerry Zucker

Writer:

Andy Breckman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Breckin Meyer ... Nick Schaffer
Jenica Bergere ... Hotel Clerk
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Owen Templeton
Carrie Diamond Carrie Diamond ... Casino Bartender
Douglas Haase ... Guy at Bar
Chris Myers Chris Myers ... Fox Sportscaster
Kevin Frazier Kevin Frazier ... Fox Sportscaster
Seth Green ... Duane Cody
Gloria Allred ... Gloria Allred
Vince Vieluf ... Blaine Cody
Renée Lee Renée Lee ... Witness in Crowd
Corinna Harney ... Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh Jane C. Walsh ... Cocktail Waitress
Lanei Chapman ... Merrill Jennings (as Lanai Chapman)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Vera Baker
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems!

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rat Race See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,662,094, 19 August 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$56,618,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,498,534
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Tracey's hair in the helicopter jumps from under the headset to falling around her face and back again. See more »

Quotes

[Donald Sinclair welcomes all the people who are invited to compete in the "race."]
Donald Sinclair: Excuse me. Thank you all for coming. I'm Donald Sinclair, I own this hotel. We don't have much time. There's a meteor the size of North Carolina heading straight for Earth. The impact is going to kill every thing and everyone on this planet. I built a bunker in the basement to this casino strong enough to withstand the blast. There's room enough for eight people. I have chosen the seven of you, plus me. When this...
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Crazy Credits

The start of the movie has caricatures of the main cast members walking around and interacting with the credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

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.
  • An additional scene with the talking cow.
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Soundtracks

Happy
by Ted Bruner & Mark Hudson
Performed by Colony
Courtesy of Beyond Music
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A guiltless pleasure that is funny simply because it doesn't rely on a boatload of fart jokes
2 July 2002 | by Agent10See all my reviews

After seeing the first trailer for this film, I thought

it would too hokey for my tastes. However, like has happened on many other occasions, I was surprised by the humor in the film. While the principal characters were important in the movie, why didn't Wayne Knight get any billing? He's probably one of the best overweight actors since John Candy, and this guy can't get any work!? He was the only good reason to watch Seinfeld. Anyway, I felt this movie was quite a departure for some actors, and a great one for those who have made a movie such as this before. Jon Lovitz was excellent in this film, along with Mr. Bean (or Rowan Atkinson as he is called by non-Mr. Bean fans, who must be a sad group of people). The only downside to this film was the ending, which had yet another bad song by Smashmouth (and it was All-Star once again!). Overall, a good movie.


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