Rat Race (2001)



563 miles. 9 people. $2 million. 1001 problems!

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. Full summary »

Genre: Adventure,Comedy

Rat Race (2001)
Release Date: 17 August 2001 (USA)
Country: Canada , USA
Director: Jerry Zucker
  • Breckin Meyer
  • Jenica Bergere
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Carrie Diamond
  • Douglas Haase
  • Chris Myers
  • Kevin Frazier
  • Seth Green
  • Gloria Allred
  • Vince Vieluf
  • Renée Lee
  • Corinna Harney
  • Jane C. Walsh
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Lanei Chapman

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33 Responses to Rat Race (2001)

  1. BastienSanpharo

    When I talk to people it seems like nobody’s seen this movie. That’s really too bad! This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen… my family and I watch it on holidays and crack up every time. We get blank stares sometimes cause we start quoting lines at each other when something reminds us of the movie. There’s so many hilarious parts… the scene with the brothers at the airport in the Bronco…! I laugh till I cry with that one every time. John Cleese is so funny as is Kathy Bates in her bit part. What makes this movie so great is that when you watch it more than once you pick up on more of the humor, like the black family standing behind Nick as he argues with the hotel chick about Afro-Whores or the airplane flying behind the brothers’ heads as they look for the airport.

    Maybe we’re just weird, or is there anyone else out there that spouts off lines from this movie?

  2. ellesplace

    I absolutely love this movie; I have since I was 10 years old and I even just watched it again a few days ago and it holds up for me. But I was wondering which of the story arcs everyone else finds the best? For me, it would have to be the Cody brothers, because even their least funny moments are better than some other characters funniest moments. I personally die laughing everytime they destroy the airport communications tower after getting their truck pulled up the tower and the entire scene where they chase the hardware store guy who took their key, from "that uther uckin assher!" to getting thrown into the pond.

    If I had to rank the storylines, I’d say:



    Owen (the Lucy bus was a work of genius)

    Pears (the whole stolen Hitler car thing was forced, but Idc because it was great)


    The high rollers and their over-the-top bets

    Nick & Tracy (just cause he’s so stuckup and boring, although the part where she tries to kill Dean Cain is one of the best parts of the movie)

    Now you’re gonna die wearing that stupid little hat!

  3. tms_1

    What was the name of the actress who played the prostitute? I can’t find it in the cast list. She looked like Tia Carrere.

  4. Rimsy

    Why did Cuba’s character ask one of the Lucys to put out her cigarette? He wasn’t a real bus driver, so why did he care?

  5. Illdoitsoon

    She usually plays more down to earth people but in this movie she was crazier.

    I call movies that are considered ‘bad’ hated movies.

  6. adelneks-1

    Those had to be the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time. The first time I saw the movie I was like denture galore? Were those not the fakest teeth you’ve ever seen?

  7. therealjohn1

    So does anyone know if they are going to ever make a Rat Race 2 movie someday?

  8. Coasterfreak10

    For me it is:

    Vera and Merril Baker are at guest services.

    Vera (to Merrill): What do you think?

    Merrill: It has to be some sort of scam.

    Vera (excitedly): Oh good, a scam! We’ll do it.

  9. laebauski

    yes. this movie has it.

    "oh my god its smash mouth"

    whoever came up with the idea to let all the actors do the happy-dance on stage with some contemporary and mediocre poprock-band deserves to… i dont know. its terrible, just terrible.

    "makin’ movies, makin’ songs and foightin’ round the world"

  10. conchord_phan

    ruining the airport’s radar? It would have been funny to see them run from that disaster – especially, being so high up already.

    Treat each day as if it were the last. Please be a child sponsor for World Vision.

  11. lebobrow

    Still had me laughing so hard than any movie since I last saw it. It’s just always funny imo.

    The only part I didn’t find as funny were the brothers. After seeing the monster truck scene it didn’t hold up well the next time with me. *shrugs* BUT other than that, it was GREAT! and FUNNY! :D I loved it all

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  13. tstarz

    What is the name of the locksmith? The one who overhears the two brothers talking about the importance of they key and later follows them and tries to jump on the parachute I think.

    He looks so familiar, and it’s been bothering me!

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  19. MrWall21

    Does anyone else find it a buit sad and disturbing when the emmediate reaction to the discovery of unfaithfulnuess is anger? When the blonde girl realizes her boyfriend is cheating on her she goes ape!@#$% and starts destroying his equity. If she actually has real feeling for him shouldn’t she have been at least a little bit sad? Her reaction reveals her feelings for him to be more of a possesive love rather than anything meaningful.

  20. SerenityGirl88

    One of the funniest gag’s EVER!

  21. jedite1000

    So how much did donald sinclair end up losing

    the last time i saw the scoreboard was like at $15,000,000

  22. supersaiyan4542

    hahaha, awesome movie Jon Lovitz FTW!!!

  23. Netforce006

    they cut out so much of the funny stuff like in the bathroom where the Cuba is tryin to get the Bus Drivers hat and says VAGINA haha

    also once mr bean gets hit by the car they cut the part where the lady lawyer shoouts WAIT RIGHT THERE I SAW EVERYTHING! and the driver was like O *beep* hurry get in the van!

    im still watchin on tv so might be more or I might of missed some so let me know if I did

  24. ollie-rocks

    I am and im loving it!

    "I smile … and murder when I smile"

  25. festrmentmagnet

    I cannot believe that scene was allowed.

  26. chriso32394

    ok so i have never seen this movie and i read the plot and was wondering if this is a remake of its a mad mad mad mad world. They seem to have the same concept. just wanted to know

  27. TMichelle4050

    This movie is just too d*mn funny, so damn classic. Not one single performance is off. The part where they bet what the prostitute will or wont do and then they all jump out and say who won. OH MY GOODNESS, I was literally holding my side from laughing so hard. And the funniest part was she was actually going to do everything he named!

  28. SouthernCross88au

    When I saw this movie the first time it had a scene with the family where the girl has to poop. The dad tells her to put her butt out the window and push.

    However, in the version I saw first, you see the poop hit the windshield of the police car when they are chasing them. THIS WAS FUNNY AS HELL!

    I don’t see why this isn’t mentioned in ANY "alternative version" links on this site or in any posts. Hasn’t anyone else seen this version? My friends and I who were then in college rented this movie back in 2002 and everyone thought it was hilarious. Have they banned this cut since then? Ridiculous in that case!

    If you look closely you can actually see the police car in the background when they get stopped and the cop’s partner is cleaning the windshield. LOL!

  29. americanmonkey17

    When Blain and Dyuane are playing the slot machines they are taking money out of a plastic jar. My second time watching this I noticed that the jar is marked , "Money for Homeless" lol!

  30. gxsdg

    I went to go see this movie in theaters with the assumption that it would be funny. I tried to enjoy it, but it was awful! The jokes and gags were childish and unoriginal. The ending was a pathetic plug for a pathetic band that was well past its heyday.

    I’m sick of seeing people praise this piece of trash. Seriously, is there anyone else out there who feels the same way about this sad attempt at a comedy?

  31. penelopeargos

    if it were a larger amount of money and they all split it in the end. And then, during the credits, we saw what each party did with their shares.

  32. rat_band

    the nazi guy made me laugh so hard and just all the little things like burning his mouth getting the mustache crashing to a WWII veterens party in the hitlermobile it was perfect well done to the writer

    Who watches the Watchmen?

  33. basilmorrar

    the way the godly miracle music that starts to play when the lawyer is talking to the blonde: you can fly!!! nobody else can fly, but you can fly!! and you’re flying to new mexico !! lol hahaha i love the look on his face and the music!! it’s like the truest and funniest thing about greed we are reminded of, how something so perfect and pure is tainted with corruption by that temptation of greed!!

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