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Rat Race
Breckin Meyer and Amy Smart




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An all-star cast proves just how far people will go for the chance to win $2 million in Jerry Zucker's RAT RACE. In the tradition of Zucker's AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN 2-1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR, this film features wild chase scenes, slapstick comedy, sight gags, impossible situations, and zany characters. Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green, and Breckin Meyer star as the lucky winners of special tokens in the slot machines at a Las Vegas casino. Casino owner John Cleese informs them that they are invited to participate in a race: the first of them to reach Silver City, New Mexico, will receive the $2 million cash prize. To make things interesting, there are no rules, which leads to the commandeering of a bus, a run-in with Nazis, the use of a high-speed experimental car, and revenge on a cheating boyfriend--And that's just the beginning. In the meantime, the participants are really part of a bigger plan: high rollers are betting on which of them will win the cash. Watch for brief appearances by Kathy Bates, Dean Cain, and Wayne Knight. Also starring Amy Smart, Kathy Najimy, Lanai Chapman, and Vince Vieluf.

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Overview

An all-star cast proves just how far people will go for the chance to win $2 million in Jerry Zucker's RAT RACE. In the tradition of Zucker's AIRPLANE and NAKED GUN 2-1/2: THE SMELL OF FEAR, this film features wild chase scenes, slapstick comedy, sight gags, impossible situations, and zany characters. Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green, and Breckin Meyer star as the lucky winners of special tokens in the slot machines at a Las Vegas casino. Casino owner John Cleese informs them that they are invited to participate in a race: the first of them to reach Silver City, New Mexico, will receive the $2 million cash prize. To make things interesting, there are no rules, which leads to the commandeering of a bus, a run-in with Nazis, the use of a high-speed experimental car, and revenge on a cheating boyfriend--And that's just the beginning. In the meantime, the participants are really part of a bigger plan: high rollers are betting on which of them will win the cash. Watch for brief appearances by Kathy Bates, Dean Cain, and Wayne Knight. Also starring Amy Smart, Kathy Najimy, Lanai Chapman, and Vince Vieluf.

Main Cast & Crew

Jerry Zucker - Director
Breckin Meyer
Amy Smart
Whoopi Goldberg
Lanai Chapman
Vince Vieluf
Seth Green
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Jon Lovitz
Kathy Najimy
Brody Smith

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 105
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 032429288165
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language)
  • Release Date: January 2002

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Theatrical Release: AUGUST 2001

Reviews:
"...There's a casual unflappability as all of the crass gags pile up....Mr. Breckman's script is unashamed about stooping into any sewer for laughs..." - 08/17/2001 New York Times, p.E16


"...Rowdy, bouncy, and acceleratingly funny....It's a caper giddy with preposterousness....This thing's a gas..." - 08/24/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.97-8


"...RAT RACE is rich in excellent comic performers....[Atkinson's] delighted and delightful Mr. Pollini is a little taste of comic genius..." - 08/17/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.1


"...[A] shamelessly silly, over-the-top comedy that nearly makes an art form of tasteless excess....Laughs this big come too rarely to be ignored..." - 10/01/2001 Box Office, p.62


"...Creditable entertainment....The film is funnier and more focused than its sprawling progenitor..." - 02/01/2002 Sight and Sound, p.58-9

 

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