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

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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

Syracuse N.Y. actress Mary Snell, had a female rat as a pet the looked so much like the title character in this movie, that Mary named her Ben. 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 So Wrong They're Right (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Ben's Song
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
Sung by Michael Jackson
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Marionettes!
17 October 2000 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This movie was awesome! Really! The main kid (Lee Montgomery) makes the whole "best friends with a rat" story seem believable! And, he does a puppet show! He spins around while playing the harmonica! Cool haircut, too. He's radical!

Worth watching just to see him write the song to Ben at the piano while Elise Keaton looks on.

Rent it!


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