MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,962 this week

Rhinoceros (1974)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 601 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 18 critic

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 101 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 739 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 5035 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 2235 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 7825 titles
created 15 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rhinoceros" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rhinoceros (1974)

Rhinoceros (1974) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rhinoceros.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri
Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie 1999)
Crime | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Terry O'Quinn
The Producers (1967)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn
Death of a Salesman (TV Movie 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An abridged award-winning TV adaptation of a famous play about an aging traveling salesman who's on the verge of a nervous breakdown. His job is gone and his family hates him for never being there. He tries mending things with them.

Director: Alex Segal
Stars: Stanley Adams, Edward Andrews, Lee J. Cobb
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say?

Director: Gene Wilder
Stars: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin
Stir Crazy (1980)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Comic genius shines through in Zero Mostel's brilliant and hilarious portrayal of Senor Carlos de Refugio, a wealthy landowner known for his roguish and selfish acts. Refugio's desire for ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer
Stars: Zero Mostel, Katy Jurado, A Martinez
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Seven segments related to one another only in that they all purport to be based on sections of the book by David Reuben. The segments range from "Do Aphrodisiacs Work?" in which a court ... See full summary »

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen, Gene Wilder, Louise Lasser
Eligible Dentist (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A failed TV pilot about a recently widowed dentist who must take care of his three kids alone as well as consider potential remarriage.

Director: Noam Pitlik
Stars: Dylan Baker, Jill Clayburgh, Francis Dumaurier
Something Wilder (1994–1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Gene Wilder, Hillary B. Smith, Ian Bottiglieri
The Lady in Question (TV Movie 1999)
Mystery | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1938, Jewish-rights activist Emma Sachs is targeted by the Nazis. When she dies, foul play is suspected. But was it the Nazis, or was it someone else? Det. Tony Rossini investigates, ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Gene Wilder, Mike Starr, Cherry Jones
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Joe Silver ...
Norman
Robert Weil ...
Carl
...
Mrs. Bingham
Percy Rodrigues ...
Mr. Nicholson
Robert Fields ...
Young Man, Logician
Melody Santangello ...
Young Woman (as Melody Santangelo)
...
Waiter
...
Cashier
Howard Morton ...
Doctor
Manuel Aviles ...
Busboy
...
Woman with Cat
Lorna Thayer ...
Restaurant Owner
Edit

Storyline

Originally an absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? But, why are they turning into rhinoceroses and what is Ionesco trying to tell us about society? Written by Jeff Schoner <zek@primenet.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The comedy that proves people are still the funniest animals.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

21 January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Zero Mostel won the 1961 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for "Rhinoceros" as John and recreated his role in this filmed production. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

What Did You Do To Yourself
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Bill Dumaresq
Performed by David Lasley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not to be forgotten
23 May 2004 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

As with others that commented on this film, I first saw Rhinoceros because it starred Gene Wilder. At the time, in the mid 1970's, Wilder was near the peak of his popularity. The film was a complete surprise to me. Very bizarre, nothing that I expected. Years later, I remember that I was quite disappointed with the movie and wondered just what it was that Wilder was doing. Years later, however, I find that the memory of this film has never left me. The premise of the movie, that of all the towns-people turning into Rhino's, escaped me. Today, I relate this film, in some ways to the novel 1984. I see the resemblance of the Rhino to sheep and/or cattle. This Wilder film is not comical. It is, however, a strangely unsettling satire that is difficult to forget. I, for one, am looking to purchase a copy of this film on DVD. I'm sure that it's meaning will be more apparent to me today than it was when first viewed 40 years ago.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Rhinoceros (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?