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A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.
Where your nightmares end...WILLARD begins.
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Release Date: June 18, 1971
Runtime: 95 mins
All Genres: Horror
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: PG
Bruce Davison ...Willard Stiles
Elsa Lanchester ...Henrietta Stiles
Ernest Borgnine ...Al Martin
Sondra Locke ...Joan
Michael Dante ...Brandt
Jody Gilbert ...Charlotte Stassen
Joan Shawlee ...Alice Rickles
William Hansen ...Mr. Barskin
J. Pat O'Malley ...Jonathan Farley
John Myhers ...Mr. Carlson
Helen Spring ...Mrs. Becker
Pauline Drake ...Ida Stassen
Almira Sessions ...Carrie Smith
Alan Baxter ...Walter T. Spencer
Sherry Presnell ...Mrs. Spencer
Paul Bradley ...Chemist
Louise De Carlo ...Guest
Minta Durfee ...Guest
Robert Golden ...Motorcycle rider
Bern Hoffman ...Truck driver
Lola Kendrick ...Mrs. Martin
Shirley Lawrence ...Guest
Arthur Tovey ...Guest
Charles A. Pratt
More Movie Taglines:
- Where your nightmares end...WILLARD begins.
- This is Willard and his friend Ben. Ben will do anything for Willard.
- This is the *one* movie you should not see alone.
- Ben will do anything for Willard...ANYTHING.
- According to Ernest Borgnine's autobiography, they offered him a choice of a higher salary or a percentage of the box office. Ernest chose a higher salary.
The film's Spanish title is 'La Revolución de las ratas', meaning 'The Revolution of the Rats'.
The surprise box office success of this film would inspire a slew of animal-themed horror films in the early 70's.
According to Ernest Borgnine, he was smeared with peanut butter to attract the rats so that it looked like they were attacking him.
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