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Rat Race

A remake of the 1960's comedy It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, a group of people are given an opportunity to race from Vegas to a New Mexico town where a railroad station locker has a bag with 2 million dollars. With loads of slapstick violence, bathroom humor, sexual innuendo, strong gambling themes, politically incorrect humor, and possibly imitative behavior, this movie may have the odd funny moment but will leave many families racing to the box office for a refund. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 112
Theater Release:
Video Release: 17 Sep 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Topics your children may ask about include:

  • Prostitution… A man asks a woman for strange sexual activities in return for money.
  • Gambling… Mr. Sinclair is a rich successful man who is obviously addicted to gambling. The father of the family of four is also a gambling addict, yet this is often made light of.
  • Greed… The contestants seem willing to do anything for money.
  • Breaking the law… The contestants frequently do things that would result in major prosecutions, yet none of these legal consequences are ever seen.
  • Honesty… Many people lie to get what they want.

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