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Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 17 August 2001 (USA)
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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 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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Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

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

Gross USA:

$56,618,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,498,534
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second film that both Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson have starring roles in. The first being The Lion King (1994). See more »

Goofs

One of the bikers is clearly knocking off the rear-left swastika flag but when the car enters the veteran's convention the flag is back on. See more »

Quotes

Randy Pear: Jason, where did you get that?
Jason Pear: I found it under the seat.
Randy Pear: Give it to me. You can't play that.
Jason Pear: Why not?
Randy Pear: Because it's Hitler's harmonica. You can't play Hitler's harmonica.
Jason Pear: You're driving his car!
Randy Pear: Yes, but I'm not touching it with my mouth. I'm not sucking on the dashboard. I'm not getting his germs!
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Crazy Credits

"No Animals were harmed in the making of this film ONLY ACTORS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM" 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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Connections

Spoofed in How I Met Your Mother: Subway Wars (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
from "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"
Music by Edvard Grieg
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One of the best Funniest movies!
16 February 2003 | by butterfly904See all my reviews

I saw this and I thought it was outrageous! I couldn't stop laughing! I saw this movie about 7 times and I recomended it to almost ever one i know. So now I am recomending this movie to you (which I think deserves even more than 5 stars!)


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