• Rat Race (2001)

Rat Race

Release Date: August 17th, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer's every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.

Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Kathy Najimy

Director: Jerry Zucker

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Seven Arts Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Rat Race USA Inc., Alphaville Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Hotel, Competition, Rivalry, Pursuit, 2000s, Daughter, Husband, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The funniest film to come along since "South Park," and one that succeeds in a more difficult and satisfying way. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This ripoff, directed by Jerry Zucker, has a few funny moments, but it's a sad sad sad sad example of what Hollywood is currently serving up -- and what audiences are swallowing -- as summer entertainment.

  • 88
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    The movie is over in a breezy 112 minutes, but it may be another half-hour before your sides quit aching. show more

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