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Blake Edwards' The Great Race by Blake Edwards

The Great Leslie, whose full name is Leslie Gallant III, is a wealthy daredevil and showman who is famed for such things as setting speed records and performing escape feats worthy of Harry Houdini. Deliciously devilish Professor Fate is Leslie's nemesis, whose own daredevil shows usually end in failure or at least embarrassment. Leslie has the respect and admiration of businessmen and the media, while Fate sulks behind the walls of his dark mansion and is not taken seriously in general; hence, he bears an eternal grudge against his white-suited rival. On several occasions, Fate attempts to sabotage Leslie's stunts, but each attempt backfires and he ends up a victim of his own scheme instead.

Leslie proposes that the Webber Motor Company promote its brand-new open-top tourer by sponsoring, entering and (hopefully) winning a race from New York to Paris. Fate is at pains not only to build his own supercar, the Hannibal 8 (complete with features reminiscent of James Bond's movie cars), but also to sabotage Leslie's preparations. Meanwhile, the editor of New York City's most prominent newspaper--The Sentinel--is cajoled by Maggie DuBois, a young female photojournalist and suffragette, into entering a car with her as the driver, since her previous attempts to insinuate herself into either Leslie's or Fate's cars have failed.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Joel And Ethan Coen 50% 
  2. 2. Guy Ritchie 50% 

Cast Results

Professor Fate / Crown Prince Frederick Hoepnick Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Tom Hiddleston (& Wendy) 33% 
  2. 2. Mark Wahlberg 33% 
  3. 3. Mark Strong 33% 

Leslie Gallant III - "The Great Leslie" Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Chris Evans 33% 
  2. 2. Rob Riggle 33% 
  3. 3. Jeremy Renner 33% 

Maggie DuBois Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Keira Knightley 33% 
  2. 2. Olivia Wilde 33% 
  3. 3. Emma Stone 33% 

Maximillian Meen - "Max" Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Steve Coogan 50% 
  2. 2. Eddie Marsan 50% 

Hezekiah Sturdy Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Jimmi Simpson 100% 

Lily Olay Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Ashley Tisdale 50% 
  2. 2. Mandy Moore 50% 

Texas Jack Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Alan Tudyk 50% 
  2. 2. Brian Geraghty 50% 

Henry Goodbody Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Hugh Laurie 100% 

Hester Goodbody Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Patricia Arquette 50% 
  2. 2. Christine Baranski 50% 

Baron Rolfe von Stuppe Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Christoph Waltz 66% 
  2. 2. Richard Armitage 33% 

Frisbee Total Votes: 0

  1. No Votes

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