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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the fifth known film in which Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Najimy both had roles. A couple of those films they starred in together besides this one was Sister Act and its sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Duane and Blaine are chasing the key-cutter who stole their key, they drive over the same hill and land twice - note the same tree stump they pass twice. See more »

Quotes

Bev Pear: Your daughter has to go to the bathroom!
Randy Pear: All right, all right, Jason, look in the back for an empty jar.
Bev Pear: A jar? Girls don't pee in jars.
Randy Pear: Oh, right. Sorry. Jason, we're gonna need a jar and a funnel.
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Crazy Credits

Randy Pear plays the harmonica found in Hitler's Mercedes-Benz. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

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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I liked the ending!
21 August 2001 | by Boyo-2See 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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