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    Unique ID Code: 0000029540
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 23/1/2002 07:09
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    Rat Race (US)

    8 / 10
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    "Non-Stop Funny" - Los Angeles Times
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 112 mins
    Retail Price: $29.99
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    An all-star comedy cast brings laughs from start to finish when a casino tycoon gives six money crazed contestants the chance to win $2 million in a race from Las Vegas to New Mexico. Who will win this dash for the cash is anybody`s guess, but one thing is for sure - it`s going to be a hilarious ride.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailer
    Exclusive Interview with Director Jerry Zucker and Writer Andy Breckman
    Deleted Scenes
    The Making Of Rat Race
    Gag Reel
    Outtake Scene
    "Jerry And Andy Call The Actors"

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Jerry Zucker

    Written By:

    Dean Cain
    Amy Smart
    Kathy Najimy
    Seth Green
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Cuba Gooding Jr.
    Jon Lovitz
    Breckin Meyer
    Rowan Atkinson
    John Cleese

    Casting By:
    Jane Jenkins
    Janet Hirshenson
    Bette Chadwick

    Soundtrack By:
    James McKee Smith
    John Powell

    Director of Photography:
    Thomas E. Ackerman

    Tom Lewis

    Costume Designer:
    Ellen Mirojnick

    Production Designer:
    Gary Frutkoff

    Jerry Zucker
    Janet Zucker
    Sean Daniel

    Executive Producer:
    Richard Vane
    James Jacks

    Paramount Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    So many stars, so many comic situations, but where, oh where is the comedy?
    With names like Atkinson, Cleese (with the ugliest teeth around) and Goldberg, I was hoping for a rollercoaster of laughs. Well, no rollercoaster in this park. Sorry folks.
    While the script has many funny and semi-funny situations in it, the movie is not funny all together.
    Atkinson is not given enough chance to act his slapstick humor and Goldberg is basically numb throughout the movie.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and the outdoor scenes look great.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used for several sound effects, but not that often.
    Notice the song at the final scene. It`s also the opening song from "Shrek".
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a behind the scenes look, 6 deleted scenes, some outtakes and some semi-hilarious phone interviews.
    Bottom line - an average comedy with a fine cast, that, alas, has nothing to do in it.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/1/2002 16:59
    9 / 10
    It`s well good.

    This bears up well compared with the classic IT`S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD.

    OK, its not quite THAT good, but its clean, its fun, it`s zany and funny throughout,

    How many movies of recent vintage suit teens, oldies, and kids alike? Answer. Not many, but this one does.

    A hit for ages 6+ in our house!
    posted by southerner on 22/6/2002 01:29