The Great Race
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.
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- Blake Edwards
- 1966 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- 1966 Academy Award®
- Best Sound Effects Editing
- Best Cinematography Color nominee
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
- Best Sound nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Thai, KoreanClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; director filmography.
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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
- 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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it