History Film / RatRace

21st Nov '17 8:30:58 PM Kalmbach
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* JustTrainWrong: The train that Enrico hops into resembles a German ICE, but aside from the Acela trainsets running between Washington and Boston, is nothing like an American passenger train.
21st Nov '17 7:24:13 PM Kalmbach
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** Though not without reason - after all, both Mr. ''and'' Mrs. Pear had just flipped her off (Mr. Pear by accident and Mrs. Pear to badly demonstrate what he did), and Mr. Pear complimented her: "[[FreudianSlip I really like your dyke]]... er, [[VerbalBackspace bike!]]"

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** Though not without reason - after all, both Mr. ''and'' Mrs. Pear had just flipped her off (Mr. Pear by accident and Mrs. Pear to badly demonstrate what he did), and Mr. Pear complimented her: "[[FreudianSlip I really like your dyke]]... er, [[VerbalBackspace bike!]]"bike!]]" Also, driving around a car decorated with swastikas tends to inspire anger.
8th Sep '17 4:44:02 PM jonathan-sherwin
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Duane and Blaine find out that Lloyd has taken their locker key (and duplicate), Duane says "That motherfucking bastard!", which is mumbled. How that got past the censors (as it'd give the film an automatic "R" rating) is anyone's guess.
19th Aug '17 4:44:20 PM snichols1973
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* KarmaHoudini: Notwithstanding all the hell each set of contestants has to go through along the way to Silver City, [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory only to arrive and end up being indirectly forced to give up the money that represented the reason behind their journey in the first place]]]], none of the characters are ever punished for the crimes they commit along the way. This includes, but is not limited to, speeding and reckless driving in general; the Cody brothers' sabotaging the airport radar system, vandalizing the Pears' van in the Barbie Museum parking lot, and later stealing a monster truck from a monster truck rally; the Pears' subsequently stealing Adolf Hitler's Mercedes Benz upon discovering the damage done to their vehicle; Merrill and Vera Baker stealing a rocket car on public display; Tracy's pursuit of Shawn in the helicopter chase scene, followed by her and Nick [[RefugeInAudacity siphoning gas from a police car]]; Owen impersonating a bus driver and forcing the real bus driver to give him his clothes as if to leave him stranded, and Enrico Pollini stowing away on a train. [[spoiler: Unlike the contestants in its [[Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld predecessor]], the contestants in ''this'' film are ultimately ''praised'' for their apparent generosity at the benefits concert.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Notwithstanding all the hell each set of contestants has to go through along the way to Silver City, [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory only to arrive and end up being indirectly forced strongly persuaded to give up the money that represented the reason behind their journey in the first place]]]], none of the characters are ever punished for the crimes they commit along the way. This includes, but is not limited to, speeding and reckless driving in general; the Cody brothers' sabotaging the airport radar system, vandalizing the Pears' van in the Barbie Museum parking lot, and later stealing a monster truck from a monster truck rally; the Pears' subsequently stealing Adolf Hitler's Mercedes Benz upon discovering the damage done to their vehicle; Merrill and Vera Baker stealing a rocket car on public display; Tracy's pursuit of Shawn in the helicopter chase scene, followed by her and Nick [[RefugeInAudacity siphoning gas from a police car]]; Owen impersonating a bus driver and forcing the real bus driver to give him his clothes as if to leave him stranded, and Enrico Pollini stowing away on a train. [[spoiler: Unlike the contestants in its [[Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld predecessor]], the contestants in ''this'' film are ultimately ''praised'' for their apparent generosity at the benefits concert.]]
18th Aug '17 10:29:40 AM snichols1973
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* CreditsGag: The end credits disclaimer reads: "American Humane Association monitored the animal action. No animal was harmed in the making of the film. Only actors were harmed in the making of this film."


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Zack is never seen or heard from again after his running into an electric fence jump-starts the heart transplant, so we can only wonder if the heart ever made its way to the transplantee...
17th Aug '17 3:32:41 PM snichols1973
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* NoodleImplement: When Harold Grisham invites Vicky into his room, he makes a strange proposal:
-->'''Vicky''': So, Harold, what can I do for you?
-->'''Harold''': Okay, here's what I want: First we both get naked.
-->'''Vicky''': So far, so good.
-->'''Harold''': Only we're wearing sailor hats.
-->'''Vicky''': Mmm.
-->'''Harold''': And then we get into a jacuzzi filled with Pepto-Bismol... and I clip your toenails... and you shave my buttocks.
** When she mentions that it would cost $3,000, it turns out that some oddsmakers were hiding behind the curtain.
17th Aug '17 11:49:16 AM snichols1973
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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: The Pears make up the following excuse to leave the Klaus Barbie museum:
-->'''Neo-Nazi Tour Guide''': You're leaving?
-->'''Randy''': What? [''laughs nervously''] No-- Yes, well, we have a 4:30 book burning... and then we have a--
-->'''Beverly''': Another christening.
-->'''Randy''': Yes, a christening... for another one of our many, white, Christian, non-Jewish, uh... friends--
-->'''Beverly''': Family.
-->'''Randy''': Family, relatives--
-->'''Beverly''': Blood relatives.
-->'''Randy''': The Himmler... Himmler-Hesse... von... Sturichenbergs.
17th Aug '17 9:11:29 AM snichols1973
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** While Duane and Blaine are getting a duplicate key made:
-->'''Duane''': You remember where we're going?
-->'''Blaine''': [''mumbles''] Silver City, New Mexico.
-->'''Duane''': Right, train station, locker zero-zero-one. [''Lloyd quietly eavesdrops on the conversation while making the duplicate key'']
-->'''Blaine''': [mumbles] 'Ero ero one.
-->'''Duane''': Rule number one: discretion. Don't talk to anybody.
-->'''Blaine''': [mumbles] I won't, I promise.
-->'''Duane''': I'm serious, we're talking about $2 million dollars, in cash. People would just kill us to get their hands on that key.
17th Aug '17 8:35:06 AM snichols1973
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* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] when Randy Pear steals Hitler's touring car after the family ends up at a Klaus Barbie museum (which has no connection to the doll whatsoever):
-->'''Jason''': I can't believe it, Dad. You stole Adolf Hitler's Mercedes-Benz.
-->'''Randy''': Well, Hitler had it comin'. What goes around comes around.
-->'''Kimberly''': Dad, they're gonna be pissed.
-->'''Randy''': Eh, they're always pissed, Honey. They're Nazis. It's like it's their job.
31st Jul '17 11:35:46 PM LtFedora
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** Mr. Pear: "The Volkswagen Beetle was used by the Nazis. I would not be comfortable driving around in one." Some hours later, the Pears are driving Hitler's car.

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** Mr. Pear: "The Volkswagen Beetle was used by the Nazis. I would not be comfortable driving around in one." Some hours later, the Pears are driving Hitler's car. Next to another Volkswagen Beetle.
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