A very loose remake of the classic multi-star comedy It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), this madcap comedy is directed by Jerry Zucker, one third of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy team and director of Ghost (1990). John Cleese stars as an eccentric casino owner who devises a contest pitting six teams against each other in a race to claim two million dollars from a locker in New Mexico. The competitors are Owen (Cuba Gooding Jr., who ends up driving a bus full of Lucille Ball imitators, a foreigner (Rowan Atkinson) who hitches a ride in an organ donor vehicle, and a recently reunited mother and daughter (Whoopi Goldberg and Lanei Chapman) who anger a "squirrel lady" (Kathy Bates) -- much to their regret. There are also two con artist brothers (Seth Green and Vince Vieluf), the upright Nick (Breckin Meyer), who gets a lift from cute but psychotic pilot Tracy (Amy Smart), and the eccentric Pear family, headed up by Jon Lovitz. Rat Race also stars Dave Thomas, Kathy Najimy, Wayne Knight, Dean Cain, and Paul Rodriguez.~Karl Williams
Making Rat Race
Rat Race: A Conversation with Jerry Zucker and Andy Breckman
Rat Race was the 2nd DVD I bought way back in 2001. So, the movie holds quite a bit of nostalgia for me. 20 years later, and we finally get this gem on blu-ray. I am very happy to report the movie is still a lot of fun, and the presentation is as sharp as its ever looked.
bring on the catalogue titles!
I saw Rat Race at the theaters back in 2001 (I think it was) -so I remember certain parts-like Whoopi not buying a squirrel from Kathy Bates. What a mistake that was!!!! Hahahaha
Anyway, this is a forgotten gem from the past. I have been waiting to find this on Blu-ray for years. Either they have never released it on Blu-ray or it’s out of print. But after waiting years for it Blu-ray, I bought the DVD. The dvd actually is a great transfer. Very pleased! I highly recommend-humor not for the kids tho.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
A great movie that's finally on blu-ray. Very happy.