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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

The Wind in the Willows (original title)
Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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Go wild in the country!


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Rated PG for fanciful villainy and gunplay | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,844, 2 November 1997, Limited Release

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$72,844, 2 November 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Palin (who has a cameo as The Sun in the film) previously provided the voice of Ratty in the 1995 animated adaptation of The Wind in the Willows (which this film is based on). The following year, Palin reprised the role for the sequel to the animated film, The Willows in Winter. See more »

Goofs

Although Badger and Rat swapped the labels round on the barrels to make sure that the explosives were delivered to the factory, the plunger would presumably have still been wired up to the ones in Toad Hall, so there shouldn't have been any explosion at all when the Chief Weasel pressed it. See more »

Quotes

St John Weasel: [dangling with Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad above the mincer] Oh mummy weasel I'm going to get minced!
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Secret Of Survival
Music by John Du Prez
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Antony Sher, Robert Bathurst, Richard James, Keith-Lee Castle, Graham McTavish and chorus
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A Pythonesque Movie With Animals!
24 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

A real life interpretation of Wind in the Willows. Wind in the Willows was originally written by Kenneth Grahame in 1908.The Story is based around the self-absorbed Mr. Toad and his friends Rat, Mole and Badger. Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars, but keeps crashing them, and in the end it selling his field to the weasels to pay for more motor cars. So His friends try to help him by keeping him locked up inside until he gets over his obsession but one day he sneaks out when Rat goes down stays to fetch the picnic basket. In the end He gets arrested for stealing a Motor Car, Crashing it and assaulting a police officer. He then gets sent to jail for 100 years. While he is in jail, the weasels plan to blow up Toad Hall, his home. So, Luckily Rat and Mole Come up with a plan to rescue him, but will they get to toad hall in time? This is a great Movie a highly under rated. It is a great movie for all of those fans of Monty Python as it has 4 of the Python's in it, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin. This Movie is rather weird and random and does have the odd funny joke. This movie at time can be rather confusing, but it all joins up in the end. The all comedian cast really brings the characters to life, as well as their over the top costumes do as well. Steve Coogan does a very good job as the timid mole, and at ties it is hard to tell it is him. Terry Jones additionally does a marvelously comical job as the insane and arrogant Mr. Toad. Plus Eric idle does a commendable job as the clever Rat. This is a great Movie for Python fans, and for all ages, but maybe more suitable for the ages 7 to 12 mainly.


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