Cinema: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Race

Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz, a cast of dozens and an Airplane! alumnus bring you the summer's funniest movie. But will moviegoers get the joke?

You probably haven't heard of this new movie, which opens this week. If you have, it may not seem very appealing. Paramount's TV ads are ho-hum. The title has the word "rat" in it, which has all the allure of "colonoscopy." So do yourself a favor, turn to our critic's review on the following page, and take his advice: Go see it. Even in Hollywood, Paramount's competition has been murmuring respectfully about Rat Race's remarkably successful test screenings. And you should also be aware that the film actually has nothing whatsoever to do with rodents.

Quite the contrary. It stars Monty...

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