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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Schaffer
... Hotel Clerk
... Owen Templeton
Carrie Diamond ... Casino Bartender
... Guy at Bar
Chris Myers ... Fox Sportscaster
Kevin Frazier ... Fox Sportscaster
... Duane Cody
... Herself
... Blaine Cody
Renée Lee ... Witness in Crowd
... Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh ... Cocktail Waitress
... Vera Baker
... 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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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

Just before the radar breaks loose from the tower there is a close-up of the rope wound around the radar. You can clearly see the rope fastened to the base of the radar ABOVE the coiled rope. There may even be two separate ropes, as the coil looks loosely wound, which wouldn't be the case if it had pulled the weight of the truck up the tower. See more »

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Kimberly Pear: [Kimberly needs to go to the bathroom] Dad, I'm prairie dogging it!
Randy Pear: What the hell does that mean?
Jason Pear: You know, like when a prairie dog sticks his head in and out of the ground.
Randy Pear: Oh.
[Five seconds later]
Bev Pear: Ugh!
Randy Pear: Ohh, god, I do not wanna picture that!
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During the end credits, the cast members dance to and sing along to "All Star" at a Smash Mouth concert See more »

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Spoofs I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Rat Race (Choir Version)
Written by David Forman, Jon Carin & Rick Chertoff
Performed by Baha Men
Produced by Rick Chertoff & Jon Carin
Baha Men perform courtesy of S-Curve Records
Choir Performed by London Voices
Choir Produced by John Powell
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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 See 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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