The Great Race

1965 NR 2h 40m DVD

The Great Race

1965 NR 2h 40m DVD
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Professional daredevil Leslie Gallant (Tony Curtis) convinces turn-of-the-century automakers that a race from New York to Paris will help promote car sales. Leslie's archrival, Prof. Fate (Jack Lemmon), vows to beat Leslie to the finish line in a car of Fate's own invention. What ensues is the wackiest transcontinental road race ever, directed by Blake Edwards and co-starring Natalie Wood. The film won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects.
Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Keenan Wynn, Arthur O'Connell, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Provine
Blake Edwards
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Thai, Korean
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has some slapstick violence, and one character drinks too much. The reporter played by Natalie Wood is something of a caricature of feminism, more committed to shocking people than to any thoughtful concept of equality. But she has an unquenchable spirit, and she's courageous and resilient.

Sexual Content

Fate and Max speculate mildly about Leslie's relationship with DuBois.


Slapstick punches and, of course, the pie fight.


Not applicable

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The prince has a drinking problem; Leslie frequently has champagne as evidence of his sophistication and elegance.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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