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Let It Ride (1989)

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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.
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    PG-13
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    Paramount Home Video

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Cast

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 Restaurant
David Landsberg
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Joycee Katz
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Darrah Meeley
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Richard Lee-Sung
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Ralph Ahn
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Rodney Kageyama
as Patron in Chinese Restaurant
Lorin Dreyfuss
as Grandstand Person
Phil Philbin
as Track Official
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All Critics (10)

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
BrianOrndorf.com

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
eFilmCritic.com

Only in the movies can you come across selfish bastards that you actually like. Of course it helps when your bastard is played by the likes of Richard Dreyfuss.

Full Review… | January 14, 2003
eFilmCritic.com

Close Encounters of the worst kind

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

A feel-good movie without the schmaltz

January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Let It Ride

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?"

Kevin Stafford
Kevin Stafford

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 secor
bill secor

The best movie about betting on horses ever made. If you've ever been to the track, even as a casual bettor, you should recognize many of these characters. The dialogue is crisp, the wit sharp, and the portrait it paints of the betting life at and around the track is spot on.

PJ Chesterfield
PJ Chesterfield

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