MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,608 this week

Ratboy (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  17 October 1986 (USA)
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 441 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 6 critic

Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 224 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 143 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
a list of 289 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 178 titles
created 07 Dec 2013
 
a list of 437 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ratboy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ratboy (1986)

Ratboy (1986) on IMDb 3.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ratboy.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An ex-convict tries to make an honest living and take care of his girlfriend and her mentally slow brother.

Director: William Katt
Stars: Jack Noseworthy, Laura Leighton, Jackie Belvin
Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie 1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A compilation of four episodes from Tales of the Unexpected TV series. People Don't Do Such Things follows a man who loses his wife to a friend, Bird of Prey follows a couple whose parrot ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Annett, Ray Danton, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Harry Andrews, Charles Dance, Nick Diprose
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young girl lives with her mother and grandmother. One day her estranged father returns home with a female companion he introduces as his fiance. Soon the girl finds herself in the midst ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Fraker
Stars: Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Jared Martin plays an aspiring film maker obsessed with the idea of Christ as a woman, and tries to film his vision with Sondra Locke as his subject. Supposedly based on a song by Leonard ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Barry
Stars: Sondra Locke, Paul Sand, Jared Martin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When deaf mute Singer moves to a small city to be near his only friend confined in a hospital, he grows attached to his landlady's sensitive 16-year-old daughter.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Alan Arkin, Sondra Locke, Chuck McCann
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. ... See full summary »

Director: David Worth
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Stephanie Zimbalist, Robert Yocum
Willard (1971)
Certificate: GP Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Bruce Davison, Elsa Lanchester, Sondra Locke
The Gauntlet (1977)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle
Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Confederate veterans of the last battle of the Civil War set out to find a hidden treasure: diamonds hidden in a cave. However, the soldiers find they are being followed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Earl E. Smith
Stars: Joe Don Baker, Sondra Locke, Ted Neeley
Death Game (1977)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A businessman whose family is away on his birthday picks up two young girls. He takes them to his house, where they seduce him. Afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him, trash his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter S. Traynor
Stars: Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Seymour Cassel
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.

Director: Jackie Cooper
Stars: Sondra Locke, Tony Orlando, Penelope Milford
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.

Directors: Marlene Laird, Ann Zane Shanks
Stars: Cathryn Damon, Shelley Fabares, Sondra Locke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nikki Morrison
...
Manny
...
Acting Coach
...
Robert Jewell
...
Lee 'Dial-A-Prayer'
...
Billy Morrison
...
Omer Morrison
Sharon Baird ...
Ratboy (as S. L. Baird)
...
Psychic
...
Charles Bartlett ...
Catullus Cop
...
Catullus Cop
Jeffrey Josephson ...
Catullus Cop
Peter Looney ...
Catullus Cop
Tiger Haynes ...
Derelict Ralph
Edit

Storyline

A physically deformed and somewhat feral teenager whose face looks like the snout of a rodent lives in solitude and misery in a city dump. Two rednecks come across his lair and kidnap him. They inform the papers about their find in case someone might want to see or interview the "Ratboy". Only Nikki, a bored fired window dresser pretending to be a reporter shows up. She wants to profit off of the child as well, so she calls the cops who arrest the rednecks and she takes the child with her to her flat. She and her two dummy brothers try to think of a way to profit on the boy, but he tends to get easily agitated and depressed and no one wants anything to do with him except possibly hurt him emotionally or even physically. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

it's so hard to be different...

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ratboy - Perdido na Multidão  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut film as a director for Sondra Locke. See more »

Goofs

During the drive through Hollywood, shots from the driver's side of the car show Hollywood Blvd., but shots from the passenger's side show Sunset Blvd. See more »

Connections

Featured in Movie Nights: Ratboy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Name of Love
Written by Steve Dorff and Phil Brown
Performed by Phil Brown
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

UGH!!!! Someone gave this movie more than a 1?
3 July 1999 | by (Columbus OH) – See all my reviews

I hate this movie and I think it's hysterical that the only other person who voted on this was from Champaign Illinois about 45 minutes from where I live. I hate this movie with a passion in fact I rate all movies on "The Ratboy Scale". I wanted someone to drown Ratboy about 5 minutes into it. I can't believe it got a 3. This movie tried to endear you to the character as if this was a cute little waddling alien following a trail of Reeses Pieces instead of a whining, sniveling, cowering rodent with the charisma of Don Rickles.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dumbest Review Ever valis78
What is this film about????!!! highland_lassie
The law and Ratboy Krastar
Ratboy remake for 2010 adamsmithdesign
This movie is fantastic!! jamescobbins-2
Pedagogy Pedagoger
Discuss Ratboy (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?