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The Great Race (DVD)

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    A tribute to masters of slapstick Laurel and Hardy, Blake Edwards's spectacular farce stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. In 1908 New York, the evil, black-clad Professor Fate (Lemmon) challenges the Great Leslie (Curtis), a heroic darede......more

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A tribute to masters of slapstick Laurel and Hardy, Blake Edwards's spectacular farce stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. In 1908 New York, the evil, black-clad Professor Fate (Lemmon) challenges the Great Leslie (Curtis), a heroic daredevil who wears only white, to a 22,000-mile New York-to-Paris race. As the race gets under way, Fate eliminates all the other contestants through nefarious means except for feminist Maggie Dubois (Wood). But when her car breaks down on its own, she's forced to ride with Leslie, who has his hands full trying to avoid being obliterated by the artillery-laden Hannibal 8 that carries Fate. After getting into a brawl in the wild West and riding an ice floe across the Bering Strait to Siberia, Fate kidnaps Maggie, and the racing teams make an extended soujourn in Carpania as Edwards parodies THE PRISONER OF ZENDA. Then the dastardly Baron von Shtuppe (Ross Martin) tries to take advantage of Fate's resemblance to their ruler, Prince Hapnick, to start a revolution. This enjoyable, out-of-control spectacle, loaded with hysterical sight gags and routines from the silent comedy era, features good work from Lemmon, Martin, and Peter Falk as Fate's henchman, Max. The film was the basis for the WACKY RACES animated children's series.

Actor(s): Arthur O'Connell, Peter Falk, Blake Edwards, Keenan Wynn, Marvin Kaplan, Jack Lemmon, Dorothy Provine, Ross Martin, Vivian Vance, Tony Curtis, Larry Storch, Natalie Wood
Director(s): Blake Edwards
Studio: Warner Brothers
Format: DVD 
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Not Rated
UPC: 085391109129
Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.75 in
Weight: 0.2 lbs
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  • I have been a huge fan of this movie for years. You'll never get tired of watching it. It's man against machine, a battle of the sexes, and pure slapstick all the way. You won't be disappointed ... the action never stop!!Lemmon and Falk are perfect as the evil duo that plot and plan the undoing of Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. While watching Natalie you are reminded what a superior talent she was and how sadly she is missed. And Tony Curtis is pure genius as the pure-of-heart and mind hero who not only fights a good fight but does it all without a smudge on his white clothes. By the way .. this is race that takes place in the early 1900's. You won't believe the cars, airplanes, and other contraptions that were dreamed up for this movie. They alone are worth watching.

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    Anonymous from Terre Haute, IN, Jan 30, 2006

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  • Great Movie

    I remember watching this movie as a child in the 70's........I've been wanting to see it again for years......just could never catch it from the beginning on tv........when I found it on Overstock, I had to get it.......glad I did.....great movie!!!!!!!!!!

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    raider4life2624 from Nipomo, Ca, May 12, 2010

  • THE GREAT RACE

    I can't recommend this film more....as it is excellent entertainment for the entire family and contains the wildest slapstick/pie throwing scenes ever filmed! Love and still miss Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon and Ross Martin. And many thanks to Blake Edwards of course!

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    Anonymous from north Alabama, Nov 13, 2007

  • The Great Race

    Classic movie. Bought it for my kids to enjoy. Just as funny as when I saw it years ago.

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    glenndz from Ormond Beach, FL, Jul 24, 2007

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