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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 ... Herself
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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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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

Tracey's hair in the helicopter jumps from under the headset to falling around her face and back again. See more »

Quotes

Harold Grisham: Vicki, you let go of this bag! Or I swear - I swear to God - I'll report you to the escort service!
Donald Sinclair: Uh, Mr. Grisham, what's going on?
Harold Grisham: The hooker! The hooker! The hooker is taking the money!
Donald Sinclair: What hooker?
Harold Grisham: Vicki! From the hotel!
High Roller: Pepto Bismol?
Harold Grisham: Vicki, I told you to wait in the car!
Donald Sinclair: What the hell is she doing there?
Harold Grisham: I brought her! I'm sorry, Mr. Sinclair. She said she liked me, but I'm beginning to think she was only interested in the money!
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Crazy Credits

The start of the movie has caricatures of the main cast members walking around and interacting with the credits. See more »

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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A human horse race!
17 August 2001 | by mermattSee all my reviews

AIRPLANE! crashes into MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD!

Duck and cover. The antics are silly, but they come at you fast and furious -- a transvestile Lucy (in a whole bunch of Lucys), squirrels, cows, balloons, a dead dog, a heart transplant, car wrecks, bowel movements, a bullet train, and much much more.

It's slapstick and double take time in this zany comedy about human greed and just plain old stupidity. The story line gets pretty ragged at times but it is funny. And it even has a message.

If you want to lose yourself for two hours in a nutty comedy, this is a good bet.


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