Rat Race - Special Collector's Edition (2001)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Cleese Donald P. Sinclair
Rowan Atkinson Enrico Pollini
Whoopi Goldberg Vera Baker
Cuba Gooding Jr. Owen Templeton
Jon Lovitz Randall 'Randy' Pear
Breckin Meyer Nick Schaffer
Amy Smart Tracy Faucet
Vince Vieluf Blaine Cody
Lanei Chapman Merrill Jennings (Baker) (as Lanai Chapman)
Seth Green Duane Cody
Wayne Knight Zack Mallozzi
Kathy Najimy Beverly 'Bev' Pear
Jillian Marie Kimberly Pear (as Jillian Marie Hubert)
Brody Smith Jason Pear
Jenica Bergere Hotel Clerk
Carrie Diamond Casino Bartender
Douglas Haase Guy at Bar
Chris Myers Fox Sportscaster
Kevin Frazier Fox Sportscaster
Gloria Allred Herself
Andrew Kavovit Richie
Renée Lee Witness in Crowd
Mallory Sandler Guest Services Clerk
Corinna Harney Cocktail Waitress (as Corinna Harney Jones)
Jane C. Walsh Cocktail Waitress
Dave Thomas Harold Grisham
Gerard Plunkett High Roller
Martin Evans High Roller
L. Harvey Gold High Roller
David Lereaney High Roller
Andy Maton High Roller
Manoj Sood High Roller
Phillip Tsui High Roller (as Philip Tsui)
Allan Lysell High Roller
Paul Rodriguez Gus the Cabbie
Marcos Menendez Other Cabbie
Catherine Schreiber Ticket Agent
Joel Hurt Jones Charter Pilot
Daryl Sullivan Man in Line
Kevin Rothery Air Traffic Controller
Cuba Gooding, Jr. Owen Templeton
David Thomas Mr. Grisham
Dean Cain Shawn
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Adventure
Director Jerry Zucker
Producer Sean Daniel; Janet Zucker; Jerry Zucker; Andy Breckman
Writer Andy Breckman
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 112 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Modeled after 1963's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Jerry Zucker's Rat Race lacks the irreverence of Zucker's 1980 hit Airplane! but has enough chuckles to make it an agreeable time-killer. Like Mad, Mad, Mad..., it employs a huge ensemble of comedy stalwarts, assembled by an eccentric hotelier (pearly-toothed John Cleese) to race from Las Vegas to New Mexico for a $2 million jackpot. With a backstage gambling subplot, Rowan Atkinson's Italian-geek lunacy, Seth Green's slacker antics, and some nicely understated work from SCTV alumnus Dave Thomas, the movie has almost as many highlights as clunkers, and Zucker's embrace of easy gags and traditional slapstick will tickle anyone's old-fashioned funny bone. Other ingredients are hopelessly stale: Whoopi Goldberg's frantic mugging, Cuba Gooding's latter-day Stepin Fetchit, "mature" humor that compromises the movie's broad appeal, and the assumption that crashing vehicles are inherently hilarious. Lamentable decisions, perhaps, but Rat Race maintains a pleasantly altruistic spirit. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 168
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 097363368441
Chapters 15
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database