History Film / TheGreatRace

27th Nov '16 3:35:31 PM eroock
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Creator/TonyCurtis, Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
16th Oct '16 10:13:00 PM BackgroundGuy
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* NegativeContinuity: Leslie's clothes constantly get stained - but never ''remain'' stained, always appearing clean in their next shot.
3rd Oct '16 3:45:12 AM StarTropes
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* RedOniBlueOni: Fate and Leslie, as demonstrated whenever they're anywhere near each other. Such as on the iceberg.
--> '''Fate:''' You're wasting your time!\\
'''Leslie:''' Perhaps.\\
'''Fate:''' We're melting!\\
'''Leslie:''' Slowly.\\
'''Max:''' We're gonna sink!\\
'''Leslie:''' Eventually.\\
'''Fate:''' Then you're wasting your time!
30th Jul '16 4:38:45 AM StarTropes
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: During the beginning of the race, when Max tells Fate how each sabotaged car will fall apart just before it does, leading up to...
--> '''Max:''' Car #5--the engine falls out!\\
'''Fate:''' Car #5! Ha ha ha ha!...Hey, Max...''we're'' #5.\\
''*CLUNK*''
19th Jun '16 12:11:34 AM nombretomado
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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909.

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* TheEdwardianEra: Though no precise date is given, Maggie once tells the Carpanians that they'll have to answer to "[[TheodoreRoosevelt "[[UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt Teddy Roosevelt]] and the United States government", which sets the film between 1901 and 1909.
31st May '16 12:43:05 AM JonnyB
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* SteamPunk: Both an UrExample and TropeCodifier.
23rd Mar '16 8:14:17 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards and starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood Creator/JackLemmon, Creator/NatalieWood, and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
2nd Mar '16 1:57:11 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

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''The Great Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was world, directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, Creator/BlakeEdwards and starred starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.
2nd Mar '16 1:56:26 AM Mdumas43073
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2nd Mar '16 1:46:17 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Great Race''''' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

The film is (very) loosely based on the 1908 New York to Paris automobile race. The protagonist is The Great Leslie (Curtis), a dashing and wealthy daredevil known for setting speed records and other dangerous stunts. His nemesis, Professor Fate (Lemmon) and his sidekick, Max (Falk) try to outdo him, but [[HilarityEnsues always fail hilariously]]. When Leslie enters a race from New York to Paris to promote a new car, Professor Fate promptly joins the race as well, hoping to finally defeat his hated rival. Photojournalist and suffragette Maggie [=DuBois=] (Wood), intent on covering the story, enters the race too. Shortly after the start, Fate's dirty tricks eliminate all contestants except Leslie and Maggie. Later, Maggie's car breaks down and she's forced to ride with Leslie -- not long after that, Leslie's mechanic gets "conveniently" sidetracked. Should anyone be surprised that a relationship starts forming between the two of them?

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'''''The ''The Great Race''''' Race'' is a 1965 comedy film about a car race around the world. It was directed by Creator/BlakeEdwards, and starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Creator/NatalieWood and a pre-''Series/{{Columbo}}'' Peter Falk.

The film is (very) loosely based on the RealLife 1908 New York to Paris York-to-Paris automobile race. The protagonist is The Great Leslie (Curtis), a dashing and wealthy daredevil known for setting speed records and other dangerous stunts. His nemesis, Professor Fate (Lemmon) and his sidekick, Max (Falk) try to outdo him, but [[HilarityEnsues always fail hilariously]]. When Leslie enters a race from New York to Paris to promote a new car, Professor Fate promptly joins the race as well, hoping to finally defeat his hated rival. Photojournalist and suffragette Maggie [=DuBois=] (Wood), intent on covering the story, enters the race too. Shortly after the start, Fate's dirty tricks eliminate all contestants except Leslie and Maggie. Later, Maggie's car breaks down and she's forced to ride with Leslie -- not long after that, Leslie's mechanic gets "conveniently" sidetracked. Should anyone be surprised that a relationship starts forming between the two of them?
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