A lonely boy befriends a talking mouse who falls in love with his toy motorcycle.



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Episode cast overview:
Philip Waller ...
Frank Gridley
Guest with Dog
Kindergarten Teacher
Ralph (voice)
Ralph's Mother (voice) (as Zelda Rubenstein)
Uncle Lester (voice)
Keri Houlihan ...
Susie (voice)
The Maid


It looks like young Keith Gridley will have a lonely summer, until he meets a talking mouse named Ralph. Ralph takes an immediate liking to Keith's toy motorcycle and can ride it just by making a motor noise. Ralph even acts heroically when Keith comes down with a nasty fever, while dodging cats, owls and a guest's noisy dog. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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8 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Although it says on the VHS box that Fred Savage is in the film, he is actually only in the second movie called 'Runaway Ralph'. See more »


Followed by ABC Weekend Specials: Runaway Ralph (1988) See more »

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A cute and worthwhile picture.
7 September 1999 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This made a diverting viewing session. Acting credible, and effects worked. Not up to technical standards we've been seeing lately (the mouse tends to be jerky) but a kind picture, with suspense and laughter. It will amuse. It will not offend.

The average reaction I heard? "My, what a CUTE picture!"

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