Rat Race

Continuity mistake: When the receptionist gives Nick his hotel bill, a Parker-type pen appears in Nick's hand between shots. (00:03:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Owen is sitting at the bar, and the TV has him featured as "Loser of the Week," the same woman in a blue top, carrying a handbag and blue cardigan walks past him twice. (00:05:10)

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Continuity mistake: As the woman slips at the top of the stairs, she has a handbag in her hand, however as she is rolling down the stairs, she doesn't, and even if she let go of it, it isn't on the stairs anywhere. (00:06:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Vera and Merrill first meet, they sit down and Merrill puts her handbag on the table so that the side with the little pink flower at the top faces Vera. In the next shot it faces Merrill. (00:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Merrill and Vera meet for the first time in the hotel, they sit down, and Merrill puts her black handbag down on the table in front of her. It disappears in the next shot. (00:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Randy and the family enter the hotel room, they put the bags down and go round to the boudoir area. In the next shot the position of the bags by the door has changed. (00:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Jason and Kimberley are jumping on the beds, the bolster on one of the beds falls off in one shot, but is back on in the next. (00:10:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Nick and his friend are talking in the hotel lobby about breaking rules, the extras in the background change in every shot, some passing twice, some jumping location, others appearing and disappearing. (00:11:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the conference / buffet room, Blaine looks at the reflection of his tounge in a small shiny, silver dish. Between shots he changes from holding the dish landscape to portait and then back again. (00:14:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Donald Sinclair rolls the die across the table, it rolls well past Blaine, but in the next shot it is right in front of him. (00:17:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where everybody is racing downstairs, as they all fall in the corner you can see Vera is wearing high heels. Later on in the film, especially noticeable at the rocket car scene, she now has flat shoes on. What, did they take a trip to the shoe shop during their frantic race to Silver City? (00:22:00 - 01:14:25)

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Continuity mistake: Just before Nick talks to Tracy for the first time, he is drinking a beer. Between shots the level of beer noticeably lowers. (00:26:15)

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Continuity mistake: Tracy's hairband keeps changing colour throughout the movie. At the airport its a white scrunchy and in the helicopter it starts off black, and then goes to light brown. (00:27:35)

Continuity mistake: When Duane and Blaine are running to the front of the queue at the airport, to buy a ticket, the time on the clock at the receptionist desk is 10:20. In the next shot it is 10:38. (00:28:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Blaine and Duane wreck the airport radar, Blaine throws a hook at the radar and it lands in the slot fourth from the right. In the next shot the hook is now in the slot third from the right. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: The knot in the rope and the way the rope is tied around the bumper of Duane's car, in the scene where they break the radar, changes between shots. (00:30:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the rope tied around the radar pulls Duane's truck forward, in a wide shot the sky is crystal blue and totally clear. Once the truck has been pulled to the top of the tower moments later, in another wide shot the sky is now filled with clouds. (00:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: Blaine's tongue piercing disappears at the airport, when he's trying to run away from the car, he screams and you can clearly see that the piercing is not there. (00:31:05)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Duane and his brother are trying to delay all the airline flights, a few seconds after his truck goes through the fence, you see a shot with everything in it. The rope in this shot is curved, when it should be straight, as the radar is pulling the truck. (00:31:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Seth Green is being pulled up by the radar tower, Seth is hanging on by the steering wheel, but in the next shot you see of him he is sitting in his seat again. (00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the two brothers are frantically trying to get out of the car because the monster truck is barreling toward them (in slo-mo), you will notice that the tongue ring is missing from the one brother's tongue. Odd mistake seeing as his character is centered around the tongue ring. (01:27:05)

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Donald Sinclair: I can do anything. I'm eccentric.

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Trivia: In the very beginning of the movie, the two brothers are gambling together. They pull the lever on one of the slot machines and two cows come up. Significant because they have an encounter with cows later in the movie.

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Question: At the end, who are the band that play. I have a feeling it's Smash Mouth or Smashing Pumpkins. Someone care to tell?

Answer: It's Smash Mouth, as stated in the movie.

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