A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.

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Cliff Kirtland
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Kelly
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Reade
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George (as Richard Drasin)
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A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats. Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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Where 'WILLARD' ended... Ben begins. And this time, he's not alone!

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Horror | Thriller

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23 June 1972 (USA)  »

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Ben, la rata asesina  »

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Trivia

One of Michael Jackson's favorite songs, featured on his second solo album at age 14, "Ben", was played in the movie over the closing credits. It was written for the movie by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf. See more »

Goofs

When Beth and Eve discuss their concern about David, the daughter turns her head towards her mom twice. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [crying] You'll get well, Ben, and I'll get well. We'll get well, Ben
[places Ben on a handkerchief]
Danny: We'll get well, Ben. No one's gonna hurt one of my friends. No, sir.
[gets out first aid kit, grabs a cotton swab and gently rubs it against Ben's wound]
Danny: You're the only friend I have. I love you, Ben.
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Connections

Referenced in The X-Files: Teso dos Bichos (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Start the Day
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
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Touching Movie
2 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie so much. It had such a loving story of a friendship between a boy and his new friend a rodent named Ben. I am a very big rodent fan and cried at the end when Ben was hurt. I also saw the movie "Willard" which is where Ben was first introduced. I can't understand why anyone would dislike a movie like this one. If you didn't like this movie then you are a person with no heart and didn't get the meaning of the story behind the movie. I could watch this movie over and over again and still feel the same way every time and that is touched by the love the two characters shared. I give this movie a high 10 and recommend it to everyone!


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