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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.

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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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Taglines:

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

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

Gross USA:

$56,618,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,498,534
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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

In the DVD they tell us that a stunt driver was driving the car when Duane grabbed the rope of the hot air balloon. You can see the driver through the plastic window made in the seat. Also the seat sits out further than the passenger seat. See more »

Quotes

Jason Pear: I can't believe it, Dad. You stole Adolf Hitler's Mercedes-Benz.
Randy Pear: Well, Hitler had it comin'. What goes around comes around.
Kimberly Pear: Dad, they're gonna be pissed.
Randy Pear: Eh, they're always pissed, Honey. They're Nazis. It's like it's their job.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Cannonball Run (1981) See more »

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One of the best non-sense movies
4 February 2006 | by sazo-2See all my reviews

From a point of view it is not convenient to give a very high mark to a movie like this, but I believe that movies have to be rated in different categories. So it could happen that such a movie receives a greater mark than a movie from a different category, which by the way has a greater artistic value.

Anyway, if you like non-sense movies with absurd scenes, this is for you. The movie succeeds without clever jokes, with its hilarious scenes to make fun of the greedy or the "don't know how to spend their money" people. One absurd scene follows the other, and if you like such humor you will soon find yourself convulsed with laughter. Sometimes it may appear forced, but this is a characteristic for the genre. If you just want a fun and action packed movie, this is a very good choice.


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