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SOURCE: Paramount Pictures
World Premiere of the Film 'Rat Race'
WHAT: World Premiere of the film ``Rat Race''
Benefiting: JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION
MISSION STATEMENT: The proceeds of this premiere will advance
an effort to ensure further government funding of embryonic
stem cell research, the most promising medical technology in
WHEN: MONDAY, JULY 30, 2001 PROMPTLY AT 7:00pm Arrivals to begin at 6:00pm WHERE: Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza 2040 Avenue of the Stars WHO: "Rat Race" cast members attending include: Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Paul Rodriguez, Lanai Chapman, Vince Vieluf, Wayne Knight, Dean Cain, Kathy Bates, Gloria Allred Filmmakers attending include: Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks, Richard Vane, Andy Breckman Other guests attending include: Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Chazz Palminteri, Rob Reiner, Elisa Donovan, more celebrity guests to follow
ABOUT ``Rat Race'':
Director Jerry Zucker (``Airplane!'' ``Naked Gun,'' ``Ghost'') marks his return to comedy with ``Rat Race,'' an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving. To entertain his wealthiest high rollers, a group that will bet on anything, a Las Vegas casino tycoon pits six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million in cash jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. Each racer's every movement is being monitored by the tycoon and his wealthy friends, who have placed bets on the winner. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.
Paramount Pictures presents, in association with Fireworks Pictures, an Alphaville / Zucker Production, the comedy ``Rat Race,'' directed by Jerry Zucker and featuring an all-star comedic cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Academy Award® winner Whoopi Goldberg, Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green, Jon Lovitz, Breckin Meyer, Kathy Najimy and Amy Smart. ``Rat Race'' is produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker and Sean Daniel. The original screenplay is written by Andy Breckman. Richard Vane and James Jacks are the executive producers. The film is MPAA-rated PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor, partial nudity and language.
Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc., one of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music.
Release Date: AUGUST 17, 2001 ALL PRESS MUST BE ACCREDITED TO COVER ARRIVALS TO THE EVENT
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SOURCE: Paramount Pictures
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