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A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.
Director: Jerry Zucker
Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character is based on a real-life referee.
The film grossed a worldwide total of approximately $86m based on a budget of an estimated $48 million, making it commercially successful.
Vince Vieluf who portrays Blaine Cody, did not appear on any of the film's posters or promotional material, due to an agent who tried to secure star-billing. Vieluf fired the agent.
John Cleese plays a character called Donald Sinclair. This was actually the name of the real-life hotel proprietor on which Cleese's iconic character Basil Fawlty was based.
Dean Cain plays a character named Shawn Kent. This is a reference to Cain's most famous role as Superman/Clark Kent.