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Willard is an awkward, inept young man ostracized by the world around him. His gloomy existance takes a turn for the weird, though, when he discovers that his connection with a pet rat has gained him acceptance among the ranks of rodentia, and soon, Willard is using his newfound army of vermin to get revenge on everyone who's done him wrong.
A new breed of friendship
Release Date: March 14, 2003
Runtime: 100 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language.
Crispin Glover ...Willard
R. Lee Ermey ...Mr. Martin
Laura Harring ...Cathryn (as Laura Elena Harring)
Jackie Burroughs ...Mrs. Stiles
Ashlyn Gere ...Ms. Leach (as Kimberly Patton)
William S. Taylor ...Mr. Garter
Edward Horn ...Colquitt
Gus Lynch ...George Foxx
Laara Sadiq ...Janice Mantis
David Parker ...Detective Boxer
Ty Olsson ...Officer Salmon
Kristen Cloke ...Psychiatrist
Willard Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- A new breed of friendship
- From small things... comes great power.
- This Spring Stand Up And Bite Back
- When the cat is away, the rats will play.
- Frank Martin: What part of "You're fired" don't you understand?
Willard: Yes. Look at the rats...
Willard: They'll do anything I tell them. Frank Martin: Then tell them to get the fuck out of my office!
Willard's Mother: Oh, what is that on your hand? Willard: I... it's, it's soap. Willard's Mother: It's cooking oil! Oh, Willard, you're too old for that! When will - when will you find yourself a girl?
Willard: You stole this company from my father. It killed him and it killed my mother and now you're trying to kill me. You're trying to take my house. You made a fool of me in front of everybody. You made me hate myself. I thought about it a lot, hating myself. Well right now, at this moment, I LIKE myself.
- During the title sequence, several images from Crispin Glover's book Rat Catching are used. In one shot a copy of Rat Catching - a red colored, hard bound book - can actually be seen.
All of the photos in the house of Willard's father, Martin Stiles, are of actor Bruce Davison, who played the part of Willard in the original movie (Willard (1971)).
The movie prominently features the song "Ben" by Michael Jackson, this song was written specifically for the movie Ben (1972), which is the sequel to the original Willard (1971).
Joaquin Phoenix and Macaulay Culkin both turned down the role of Willard.
There have been reports that the enormous rat Ben was not portrayed by a rat, which is not quite true. Ben was played by a giant Gambian Pouched Rat (cricetomys gambianus), a distant relative of the Norway rat (rattus norvegicus), the species in the film. Gambian pouched rats, while fairly docile, can grow to body lengths of as much as 10-17 inches from head to base of tail, with a tail about the same length again or longer, and generally weigh anywhere from two to over six pounds.
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