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Mousehunt (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  19 December 1997 (USA)
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Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.



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A family film about a mouse that lives in an old house where the geriatric owner dies, and Ernie and Lars Smuntz have plans for, but they have trouble getting rid of the mouse. It's like Home Alone with a mouse. Written by ShowBob <>

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, comic sensuality and mayhem | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mouse Trap  »

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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,062,922 (USA) (19 December 1997)


£7,902,226 (UK) (10 July 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The voice talents behind Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King (1994) appear in the movie. Nathan Lane (Ernie Smuntz) voiced Timon. Maury, the pound owner is played by Ernie Sabella, the voice of Pumbaa. See more »


The cat falls into the dumbwaiter chute. Is not seen or heard from again for the rest of the movie. See more »


[first lines]
Lars: [at their father's funeral, they carry his coffin down the steps of a cathedral] Hold your end up higher, you're not holding it.
Ernie: I am too.
Lars: You are not.
Ernie: Don't worry about me. Hey, isn't that suit charcoal?
Lars: No.
Ernie: Looks charcoal gray to me, some gray polyester blend. Couldn't even find a black suit for your own father's funeral.
Lars: It's black.
Ernie: No, I'm sure it's gray.
Lars: It's black.
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Laurel And Hardy Live !
29 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie because Nathan Lane and Lee Evans both seem to be doing an homage to the slapstick movies of Laurel And Hardy. One of my favorite actors, Nathan Lane has quite a few scenes where he looks like he's duplicating Oliver Hardy's mannerisms and quirks. Bronson Pinchot could have made a better sidekick especially for the physical humor, but even with Evans, the movie is a fast furious laugh riot as the guys try to catch one inescapable mouse which knows the house better than they do. Ian Abercrombie of Seinfeld fame also joins the fun as does veteran actor William Hickey of Wings in this his last role. The mouse which is in part portrayed by real mice, puppets and computer animation steals much of the movie as does a cat from Hades which then in turn unleashes a wild and funny John and Larry (Tom and Jerry ???) sequence far funnier than the sadisticly lousy cartoon. This movie rates a ten for humor, plot and camera effects as we see the world within the walls of our house.

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