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Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action | 18 August 1989 (USA)
A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Director:

Joe Pytka

Writers:

Jay Cronley (book), Nancy Dowd (screenplay) (as Ernest Morton)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dreyfuss ... Jay Trotter
David Johansen ... Looney
Teri Garr ... Pam
Jennifer Tilly ... Vicki
Allen Garfield ... Greenberg
Edward Walsh Edward Walsh ... Marty (as Ed Walsh)
Richard Edson ... Johnny Casino
David Schramm ... Lufkin
John Roselius ... Reardon
Joseph Walsh ... Vibes
Ralph Seymour ... Sid
Cynthia Nixon ... Evangeline
Richard Dimitri Richard Dimitri ... Tony Cheeseburger
Robert Towers ... Mickey Jax
Michelle Phillips ... Mrs. Davis
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Storyline

An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day. Written by Kathy Li

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Plot Keywords:

horse movie | gambling | bet | horse | bar | See All (29) »

Taglines:

He drinks. He smokes. He gambles. He curses. He thinks about committing adultery. You'll love him.

Genres:

Comedy | Action

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deux dollars sur un tocard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,925,049, 20 August 1989

Gross USA:

$4,973,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,973,285
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The real race track used for filming, Hialeah Park, is one of the oldest existing race tracks in the state of Florida. It once was known as "The Worlds Most Beautiful Horse Racing Park." It was registered as a National Historic Landmark in 1979. Every year the most important race it hosted was 'The Flamingo Stakes' an important stepping stone to qualifying for the Kentucky Derby. As of late 2001 the track is not hosting any further Thoroughbred Horse races. The filly Cheeky Miss is the last thoroughbred horse to win a race at Hialeah Park, running on May 22, 2001. See more »

Goofs

Trotter is handcuffed behind his back when he makes a dash for the betting window. When he is tripped, and slides on his stomach across the floor, you can see his hands (briefly) uncuffed. See more »

Quotes

Vicki: You know what they say, 'Nothing ventured, nothing... ventured.'
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Connections

References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You Just Know It
Written by Huey P. Smith
Performed by Huey P. Smith (as Huey "Piano" Smith)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp
By Arrangement of Warner Special Products
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This is one of the all time most underrated films....
9 August 1998 | by somfSee all my reviews

This is one of the all time most underrated films. It is a little film , but rarely do you see so many wonderfully funny characters in a comedy. Along with "Breaking Away", and "Harold and Maude" it falls in a special category of films I like to watch when I'm feeling life sucks. Richard Dreyfus and Teri Garr give their best performances; and the supporting cast, especially Robbie Coltrane, is terrific. Don't miss this little gem.


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