the raffle


verb (used with object), raf·fled, raf·fling.

verb (used without object), raf·fled, raf·fling.



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The winners will be drawn on January 8, which makes the raffle tickets the perfect Christmas gift.

It is wrong to raffle , anyway, says the chief of police, so it will serve them quite right—I shall not take a ticket.

Mrs. Mittin was in raptures; and the following week was settled for the raffle .

On our entrance, the Duke of Devonshire presented us with tickets for a raffle .

But Sir Raffle was going, and the new secretary did not indulge him.

There was but a raffle of broken bones and strips of parchment and crumbling wool.


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Raffle definition, a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize. See more.

The Raffle (1994)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy , Drama , Romance

Two out of work men come up with a money-making promotion to find the most beautiful woman in the world and to set up a raffle where the winner wins a date with her.


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The Raffle is one god-awful film. It’s fascinating to watch, though. Simply because you can’t believe anyone would make a movie like this.

It’s about two dishwater-dull guys who want to make some money putting on a contest to find the most beautiful woman in the world. The plot has potential for comedy laced with some smut – it fails miserably on both counts.

One thing that is highly irritating throughout the film is that the actors are always laughing or have big smiles on their faces when there is nothing funny going on. I’m not sure if that’s because they realize how stupid the film is or because the director is trying to use them as a moving laugh track. If a laugh track is the case, then it doesn’t work.

If you’re in the mood for viewing some T & A, steer clear of this gem. There is precious little of it. Considering the quality of the picture, you’d think they’d pepper it with female flesh.

The screenplay seems like it was dubbed to fit the mouth movements of the actors instead of suiting the film.

The cheese in this film is constant. There is scarcely a moment that I wasn’t close to yakking.

Mark Hammill has a small part in this debacle. Fortunately, I heard he cashed in on the recent Star Wars films, so he probably won’t have to be part of a project like this again.

If you are feeling masochistic or want to show film students how not to make a movie, check this one out.

Directed by Gavin Wilding. With Nicholas Lea, Bobby Dawson, Jennifer Clement, Mark Hamill. Two out of work men come up with a money-making promotion to find the most beautiful woman in the world and to set up a raffle where the winner wins a date with her. ]]>