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Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy | 17 August 2001 (USA)
A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

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Hotel Clerk
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Carrie Diamond ...
Casino Bartender
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Guy at Bar
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Kevin Frazier ...
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Herself
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Renée Lee ...
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Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh ...
Cocktail Waitress
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Merrill Jennings (as Lanai Chapman)
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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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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,662,094 (USA) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$56,607,223 (USA) (11 January 2002)
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Trivia

Rowan Atkinson's character (an Italian tourist) was originally going to be a Chinese diplomat. See more »

Goofs

When Vicky is stealing the money, Mr. Grisham says he will drive and gets into the left-hand side of the car. After the cow lands on the car, he is in the right-hand side. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Faucet: [to Shawn] I'll ram this helicopter down your throat!
Nick Schaffer: No! Woah! What are you doing?
Tracy Faucet: Don't worry about me, my father's a Navy pilot! I've been flying since I was 15!
Nick Schaffer: No, I'm not worried about you, I'm worried about me!
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Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Making 'Rat Race' (2001) See more »

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America Rocks!
by Janice Kapp Perry & Orrin G. Hatch
Performed by The Hatch-Perry Singers
Courtesy of Prime Recordings, Inc.
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A guiltless pleasure that is funny simply because it doesn't rely on a boatload of fart jokes
2 July 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

After seeing the first trailer for this film, I thought

it would too hokey for my tastes. However, like has happened on many other occasions, I was surprised by the humor in the film. While the principal characters were important in the movie, why didn't Wayne Knight get any billing? He's probably one of the best overweight actors since John Candy, and this guy can't get any work!? He was the only good reason to watch Seinfeld. Anyway, I felt this movie was quite a departure for some actors, and a great one for those who have made a movie such as this before. Jon Lovitz was excellent in this film, along with Mr. Bean (or Rowan Atkinson as he is called by non-Mr. Bean fans, who must be a sad group of people). The only downside to this film was the ending, which had yet another bad song by Smashmouth (and it was All-Star once again!). Overall, a good movie.


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