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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 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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563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dean Cain plays a character named Shawn Kent. In Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) he played Clark Kent. See more »

Goofs

When we first see Enrico on the train, he seems to be sitting facing in the direction that the train is traveling (judging by the direction in which he is turning his head to look at the passing scenery). In the next shot, from inside the train, we see that he is sitting in a seat facing away from the direction the train is traveling. See more »

Quotes

[Tracy gives Nick a can of paint while she's throwing debris on her cheating boyfriend's car]
Tracy Faucet: C'mon, open it!
Nick Schaffer: You know, Tracy, I really don't feel comfortable...
Tracy Faucet: [yelling] OPEN IT!
Nick Schaffer: [nervously] Okay.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The KLM (Royal Dutch Airline) Version has had all views of a Saudi Arabian gambler (with Donald Sinclair at the concert at the end of the film) digitally "speckled out". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Naked Movie (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

America Rocks!
by Janice Kapp Perry & Orrin Hatch
Performed by The Hatch-Perry Singers
Courtesy of Prime Recordings, Inc.
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User Reviews

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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Country:

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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

Gross USA:

$56,618,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,498,534
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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