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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
... Merrill Jennings (as Lanai Chapman)
... Vera Baker
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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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The scene in the movie where Cuba Gooding Jr. flips the coin at the football game was filmed in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) before a CFL game for the Calgary Stampeders. See more »

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When Tracy visits her boyfriend in the helicopter, she starts to throw random objects at his truck. Watch her first throw where she cracks the back window, you'll notice that the front bonnet is dented although nothing has hit the bonnet yet. If you believe something might have been thrown before that, when she throws the second and third object there is no dent where that one was. See more »

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Randy Pear: I do not want to work at Home Depot!
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"No Animals were harmed in the making of this film ONLY ACTORS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM" See more »

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Spoofs I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Los Gauchos
by Alec Milstein & Ron Cohen
Courtesy of FirstCom Music, Inc.
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The Funniest Film Ever Created
11 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have seen Rat Race about 50 times, and it still packs the same punch for me that it did on view number 1. I absolutely love the stellar cast, which is highlighted by the performances of Rowan Atkinson, John Lovitz, and Whoopi Goldberg. Bringing many comedy stars together under one roof hasn't been done often enough. It did happen in Mars Attacks, which turned out to be a total waste of time and was and absolutely horrible movie. In this case however, the actors/actresses aren't awkwardly stuck into their roles, they all sink into very unique characters who each have a story to tell. Rat Race is a hilarious comedy that everyone should see, I have never met anyone who didn't like it. If you have nothing to do on a Saturday Night, you will enjoy this one for sure!


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