- 1 hr 52 min
Rat Race is about a group of people who are cast into a race against each other to recover two million dollars put on by a group of gambling millionaires. The film depicts the lengths that average Joes will go to in an attempt to get rich, and portrays the eccentricity that individuals may seek when in the cusp on financial freedom. The story line is created by a group of high rolling millionaires who are seemingly addicted to gambling, and search for outlandish scenarios to bet on. They place six coins in the slot machines at a casino that they own, and subsequently give each winner a key to a locker that is said to contain two million dollars. The catch to the game is that the locker is situated hundreds of miles away, and the high rollers each bet on an individual that they believe will get there first. The group of average Joe’s embark on a crazy adventure in which they will do anything to not only get there first, but also to spoil the plans and attempts of the others that they are pitted against. The film shows human nature in its basic form and portrays how we as individuals will do almost anything to get ahead in life. It also shows how we will put others down and stomp others out if we are put in a situation where it is them or us that benefits from the situation. The groups of Joe’s are not able to book flights, and embark on various ways of traveling to their destination. Showing not only what we are willing to go through when we are presented with a giant prize, it shows what some people will spend their time and money embarking on when in the midst of financial freedom. Rat Race shows the things we will do as human beings to get ahead of one another, and the obstacles that we can overcome when a lucrative prize is put in front of our eyes.