Let It Ride (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Let It Ride (1989)




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Movie Info

Joe Pytka's comedy stars Richard Dreyfuss as Trotter, a cab driver who gets a hot tip on a horse race and soon finds himself on the gambling hot streak of his life.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nancy Dowd
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
Paramount Home Video


Richard Dreyfuss
as Jay Trotter
Allen Garfield
as Greenberg
Ed Walsh
as Marty
Mary Woronov
as Quinella
Robbie Coltrane
as Ticket Seller
Richard Edson
as Johnny Casino
Cynthia Nixon
as Evangeline
Richard Dimitri
as Tony Cheeseburger
Tony Longo
as Simpson
Robert Towers
as Mickey Jax
Sid Raymond
as Solly Friedman
Joe Petrullo
as Maitre d'
S.A. Griffin
as Trainer
Lee Sandman
as Businessman
Ron Max
as Man in Looney's Cab
Dee Dee Deering
as Woman with Cane
Geraldine Dreyfuss
as Woman During Chase
W. Paul Bodie
as Customer
Myra Turley
as Patron in Chinese Re...
David Landsberg
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Joycee Katz
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Darrah Meeley
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Richard Lee-Sung
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Ralph Ahn
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Rodney Kageyama
as Patron in Chinese Re...
Lorin Dreyfuss
as Grandstand Person
Phil Philbin
as Track Official
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News & Interviews for Let It Ride

Critic Reviews for Let It Ride

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Let It Ride limps to its conclusion, though it doesn't go down without a fight. Pytka struggles to keep the bottle rocket vibe of the movie engaged to the bitter end.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Low-key and forgettable...

Full Review… | March 19, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

quirky but fun comedy. Dreyfuss is charming as the compulsive gambler.

March 19, 2003

Audience Reviews for Let It Ride


I thought it was okay, it's wasn't the greatest but I did laugh ounce or twice

Marion Ravenwood

Super Reviewer

I love this movie and I am not a gambler! It's magic lies in the perfect casting and the script! A must see! Funny with heart! "Am I having a good day or what?"

This is the kind of feel good story Dreyfuss eats up and he's funny and wonderfully needy in this pleasant enough little comedy.

bill s.
bill secor

Let It Ride Quotes

Jay Trotter: God likes me! He really, really likes me!
– Submitted by Jeremy C (18 months ago)

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