Rat Race

Corrected entry: If you watch the film with English subtitles, then there is a spelling mistake when Enrico is in the van with Wayne. Wayne says "We'll take a peek at it" but peek is spelled peak, meaning the top of something.

Correction: I watched this part with the subtitles on, but I couldn't see any spelling mistakes in it.


Corrected entry: When Zack and Enrico are standing in front of the electric fence, Enrico tricks Zack into looking away, and then runs and jumps onto the train, while Zack sort of runs after him. In that shot, you can see no fence, but when it cuts back to Zack, he's standing right behind the fence again.

Correction: There is a gap in the fence which I noticed a few times during this scene. The gap is to the left of the section with the warning sign. Enrico runs through this gap to escape from Zach.

Corrected entry: When the two brothers, Blaine & Duane, are chasing the hardware guy who stole their key, Blaine goes onto the car's hood while Duane drives. When he's on the hood, he accidentally tears off the hood ornament. But later in the scene, the hood ornament is attached again.

Correction: Blaine never removes the hood ornament; he just grabs it for support.

Corrected entry: After Wayne Knight hits Rowan Atkinson with his van, he checks to see if he's okay. As he says "Hey buddy. You Okay?" watch the cars that pass by. You can see people watching the filming.

Correction: This shot is right after the accident, so it is possible they were checking if every thing was OK.

Corrected entry: When Cuba Gooding is convincing Marty the bus driver to give him his uniform, he only takes his pants, jacket and hat. At a later time right before the Lucy look-a-likes chase him, he has socks which the cab driver took from him and he has a white shirt which again he never took from the bus driver. (01:23:14)

Correction: It's likely that he found a way to make Marty give him the shirt and socks (and shoes). Just because it doesn't show him getting them doesn't mean he didn't.

Other mistake: When Rowan Atkinson is riding in the train, near the end of the film, he is looking out the window. He is looking forward, then quickly looks backwards. He does this several times in a row, as if trying to see things quickly as the train passes them. But, when the camera pulls back, Rowan's back is facing the direction the train is moving, thus he was looking the wrong way! You can tell by the way the scenery is moving as you look through the window. (01:28:05)

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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: At the beginning the two brothers are in the casino taking quarters out of a feed the children donation box. It's ironic that they should get the gold coin with the quarters and race to Silver City and end up giving the money to the Feed the Children Foundation and the end.

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Question: Besides being played for comedic effect, would getting the coin toss wrong have really mattered?

Answer: It really would have mattered. This was over time and the winner of the coin toss gets the ball first. In 2001, NFL overtime was sudden death where a field goal wins the game. So having the ball first is a huge advantage. The messed up coin toss seems to be a joke about the 1998 Thanksgiving game between the Lions and Steelers where the ref messed up the coin toss in overtime because he heard the Steeler's player's call wrong. The Lions ended up getting the ball and winning. Not to mention that many people who bet on football games also bet on the coin toss.


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