Rat Race

Continuity mistake: At the start of the scene where the taxi driver leaves Owen out in the desert, in the first wide shot of them driving on the road, the road has no markings on it. In the next shot of inside the car, you can clearly see out the back window of the car that the road now has double yellows lines running across the middle of the road. (00:35:40)

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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: 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: When Randy asks the officer "how fast was I going," his seatbelt jumps from under to over his collar between shots. Again, when Kimberley is begging him to stop at the Barbie museum, the seatbelt repeatedly jumps from over to under his collar. (00:37:00 - 00:39:50)

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Continuity mistake: While Duane and Blaine see the two girls in another car, the one with a lot of piercings has her right arm down inside the car in one shot, but in the next shot her arm is on the car door. (01:21:55)

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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)


Continuity mistake: When Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character is being chased by the Lucy look-a-likes his jacket is sweaty and dirty. Then when he wakes up in front of the horse pasture it's perfectly clean and bright white, like it just got washed and bleached. (01:23:00 - 01:23:55)

Continuity mistake: At the end when the highrollers are aboard the private jet, the outside shows a small plane, but the interior shot shows a huge plane with tonnes of overhead room.

Continuity mistake: When Tracey and Nick are at the gas station, the clouds in the background keep changing from shot to shot.

Continuity mistake: When Duane and Blaine burst into the monster truck rally, a hub-cap comes off one of the front wheels. But, for the rest of the scene, both hub-caps are still in place.


Continuity mistake: When Duane and Blaine see the keycutter drive off Blaine cries "There he is!" In the first shot Blaine' hands are down. But in the next shot they are up. (00:52:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the Italian man comes into the building to get to the locker with the money, the other man is talking on the phone. When he finishes talking, he closes the phone which means he disconnected the call. But when the Italian man falls asleep the people on the other side of the telephone can hear the snoring although the call was already disconnected.

Continuity mistake: In the single outside shot of the "Fatburger" diner, when we hear Bev saying "right, everybody OK? You alright..." look at Hitler's car, parked out front - you can see that the front windsheild (which got smashed earlier) is either missing or intact, because no smash marks are visible. (01:16:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the engine falls from the back of a truck, Zach is driving his van perfectly in the right lane, but when in cuts to a closeup of the wheel of his van driving over the engine, he is now driving so half of the van is in each lane. (00:58:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Vera and Merrill sneak up to the rocket car, and start pretending to present it, there are two men speaking by a stand, which has six microphones standing on it. However when Vera and Merrill start the rocket car up, we see the two men turning round to look, and now two of the microphones are lying down on the wooden stand, and a seventh mike has appeared. (01:14:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Vera and Merrill enter the tent and start drinking and sucking ice cubes, Merrill's red and black scarf is spread out across her arm/shoulder and is falling out, but it is neatly hanging around in the next shot. (01:13:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Donald Sinclair and the gamblers are on the private plane, from an exterior view the plane has five, spaced out, circular windows, but in the interiors shot we see the plane has many more windows, which are less spaced out and are now rectangular. (01:31:35)

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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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Enrico Pollini: Am I too late-a? Look I won a coin, a gold coin-a, isn't it wonderful? Look at this room, what a beautiful room, have you seen this room?
Randy Pear: Yes! We're IN it.

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Trivia: This is the first movie to have 2 Academy award-winning Afro-Americans together.

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Question: What happened with the key that the brothers were trying to copy. How did they know that the guy made a copy for himself?

Answer: They only had blanks - the non-cut keys that are used to make keys. So when they saw those, they knew that the guy had their key.


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