"Rat Race" Showtime 8pm ET
I thought this was a pretty funny (though silly) movie, and thought if y'all were bored and not watching Sopranos or Alias, you might want to catch it.
A motley group of high rollers races for $2 million in this wild ensemble comedy from director Jerry Zucker (“Airplane!”).
Reminiscent of 1963's “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” the film opens with a Las Vegas casino bigwig (John Cleese) randomly selecting six people to hunt for the jackpot, which is hidden in New Mexico. Among the participants: an Italian narcoleptic (Rowan Atkinson), a gambler (Jon Lovitz), a bighearted mom (Whoopi Goldberg) and a guy (Cuba Gooding Jr.) sharing a bus with a bevy of Lucille Ball lookalikes. The 2001 film is rated PG-13 for brief nudity, sexual situations and strong language. Duane Cody: Seth Green.
Cast: John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Breckin Meyer, Jon Lovitz, Cuba Gooding Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Kathy Najimy, Amy Smart, Dean Cain, Jenica Bergere, Carrie Diamond, Douglas Haase, Chris Myers, Kevin Frazier
Content: Strong Language, Brief Nudity, Sexual Situations
Category: Movie, Comedy
Director: Jerry Zucker
Release Year: 2001