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The Amazing Race 

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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.
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Won 16 Primetime Emmys. Another 26 wins & 144 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Phil Keoghan ...  Himself - Host 361 episodes, 2001-2019
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Storyline

The best of the reality series crop is back, with 12 teams of 2 players each racing around the world, trying not to be eliminated at a series of checkpoints in which the last team to arrive is booted from the show. CBS chooses teams with relationships containing at least some tension, especially when the situation involves intense pressure. This season includes such duos as two circus clowns, a gay married couple, a father and son, a recently engaged couple, married couples, and best friends. Written by T.J. Magwire

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It's not how far they go... it's what happens along the way! See more »


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Official Sites:

AMR | CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Amazing Race: Family Edition See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Leg 8 (Season 9), Eric and Jeremy questioned the intelligence of BJ & Tyler's choice of Detours by saying that they thought "they were supposed to be smart; didn't they go to Harvard and Stanford?" BJ did graduate from Harvard, but Tyler went to the University of California at Santa Cruz. Eric and Jeremy's comment is quite revealing though, since Tyler achieved some media attention in 1999 for his failed political-style "campaign" to be admitted to Stanford ("They'll Try Anything" Stanford Alumni Magazine). It is somewhat surprising that Eric and Jeremy could have learned about Tyler's connection to Stanford without remembering and relishing that Tyler was not admitted. See more »

Goofs

In the leg from Switzerland to Malaysia, the Amazing Yellow Line charts a plane ride from Geneva to Paris to Kuala Lumpur. However, according to the map, Paris is placed in the Iberian peninsula near Madrid, Spain. See more »

Quotes

Host: [starting a Race in the first episode of each season] The world is waiting for you. Good luck... travel safe... go!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, quick shots of locations can be seen, hinting at which countries the race will visit. In Season 6, quick shots include the Nordic Hotel Ice Bar (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Brandenburg Gate (Germany). See more »

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Overwhelmed
9 January 2003 | by dangermouse0000See all my reviews

Not in a Flo way you understand, but this has to be my favourite 'game show' ever screened. I really wanted Ken & Gerard to win, but given a choice between Flo & Zach or Teri & Ian, I'm glad that Flo & Zach got it - at least that team had Zach as its' redeeming feature. The good news is that CBS in the US will start screening Amazing Race 4 in February 2003. I can't wait - this is a show that could just run and run. What a shame that only US citizens are accepted. I think that teams from different countries would give an additional dimension to the race.


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