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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.

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Carrie Diamond ...
Casino Bartender
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Guy at Bar
Chris Myers ...
Fox Sportscaster
Kevin Frazier ...
Fox Sportscaster
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Renée Lee ...
Witness in Crowd
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Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh ...
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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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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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Trivia

On a highway location, while traffic was clearing, the motorists would rubberneck to see who the star was. One day, Cuba Gooding Jr. decided to "moon" the motorists driving by. See more »

Goofs

When Tracy throws the fire extinguisher into Sean's truck, and it goes off, sending CO2 gas everywhere, you can see the thin black tube running across the pavement, to under the car, presumably used to spray the gas out of. That tube wasn't there earlier. See more »

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Donald Sinclair: I can do anything I want, I'm eccentric. Aaarrrgh.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the cast members dance to and sing along to "All Star" at a Smash Mouth concert See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Libiamo, ne lieti calici
(Brindigi)
from opera "La Traviata"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Lyrics by Francesco Maria Piave
Performed by Carlo del Monte, Victoria de los Ángeles and the Orchestra & Chorus of the Rome Opera House
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Courtesy of EMI Classics
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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I liked the ending!
21 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

I laughed throughout this comic masterpiece and so did everyone with me, who ranged in age from 60 to 12 (I am somewhere in between).

There is not a lot to say except that there are hits and misses and the misses far outweigh the jokes that are flat. Its just a lot of fun and I really liked the ending, which seems to have generated unfair critcism - it was the perfect way to end the movie.

I plan to see it at least three more times while it is in theatres, hopefully to take other people to see it. It really is that good and I want to support this throwback comedy while it is still playing (it didn't exactly set the box office on fire on its opening weekend).

Out and out laughs, a great time at the movies..who can ask for more?


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