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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)
"The Wind in the Willows" (original title)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  31 October 1997 (USA)
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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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Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
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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. Written by Anonymous

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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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$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)

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$72,844 (USA) (31 October 1997)
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During the film's USA release in the fall of 1997, Sony Pictures (as Columbia Pictures), the original theatrical distributor of the film, put this at porno theater in Times Square, New York City, according to Terry Jones, when he was filming a documentary, over there. He was told this by telephone and rushed to Times Square, only to find this out. See more »

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The Judge: Would the prosecution like add something?
The Prosecution Counsel: No, Your Honour. But I would like to wag my finger at the accused a few times.
The Judge: Go ahead.
[Prosecution walks over importantly and tut-tuts Toad]
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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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Not your typical Disney family film.
8 October 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Although "Wind In the Willows" (released on video here in the US as "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride") is marketed as a kid's film, Monty Python fans are likely to get more out of it. The movie features Terry Jones (who wrote and directed it as well), Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and John Cleese (in a brilliant cameo as Toad's lawyer). Too bad they couldn't get Terry Gilliam on this project. The movie tells the famous children's story with the unique silliness, British humor and over-the-top delivery that we've come to expect from the Python troupe.

This is a movie that can not only be enjoyed by kids, but adults as well. Especially if they're Python fans. It won't replace your prized copy of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," but it's well-worth checking out. It's a crime that the studio did little to promote this film.


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