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

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Cliff Kirtland
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Bill Hatfield
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Beth Garrison
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Eve Garrison
Kaz Garas ...
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Kelly
Richard Van Vleet ...
Reade
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Ed
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Careu
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Scott Garrett ...
Henry Gray
Arlen Stuart ...
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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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Donnie Osmond tells that the theme song was offered to him, but his schedule prevented his recording it and the song was given to Michael Jackson. See more »

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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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Start the Day
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
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A beautiful touching movie!
14 October 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have pet rats and they are the most sweet and loving creatures. This movie portrayed the love that people can share with rats and it was truly a beautiful movie. Ben was beautiful and Lee was a little cutey too. The lyrics to Ben ring out beautiful and true. This is really a must see for anybody who loves rats or even those who love animals in general. Some people may view this as a horror movie, but it is really soooo much more. A remake of Williard is apparently in the works, so fingers crossed that these wonderful movies will be released on DVD.


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