Taxi driver Trotter (Richard Dreyfuss) makes a pledge to his long-suffering wife, Pam (Teri Garr), that he will cut down on playing the ponies. But, naturally, the pledge is quickly forgotten when a fellow cabby (David Johansen) gives him a hot tip on a long shot. At the track, one tip
leads to another. The best thing that can be said about LET IT RIDE's script is that it doesn't contain any false moralizing or strained attempts to turn horse racing or betting into metaphors for life, fate, or anything else. Indeed, what is unusual is that, for racing fans, it's 90 minutes of
pure wish-fulfillment fantasy. And LET IT RIDE is
fun to watch from time to time. W...