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Let It Ride (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Action | 18 August 1989 (USA)
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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 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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horse movie | gambling | bet | horse | bar | See All (29) »

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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 »

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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)

Gross USA:

$4,973,285
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several members from Richard Dreyfuss family appear in the picture: his mother Geraldine Dreyfuss, Richard's niece Natalie Dreyfuss and Richard's older brother Lorin Dreyfuss, who is Natalie's father. The film marks as Geraldine's second and final film appearance, and Natalie's film debut in an uncredited role. See more »

Goofs

The cashier calculated the potential winnings from the last wager on the odds BEFORE the bet. A wager that size would have made the horse the odds-on favorite resulting in a profit of just the minimum payoff of five cents on the dollar. See more »

Quotes

Counter Girl: You could be walking around lucky, and not even know it.
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Featured in At the Movies: Guilty Pleasures - 1992 (1992) See more »

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Castígala
Written and Performed by Willy Chirino
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Little-Known but Much-Loved!
29 October 1998 | by C'estMoiSee all my reviews

Great movie! I'm surprised that it didn't do too well. My husband and I constantly quote it.

"God likes me! He really, really likes me!"

If you like Richard Dreyfuss, you'll love this movie. It highlights his comedic talent perfectly!


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