On Disc

at Amazon

A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday. In order to accomplish this goal he ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.

Stars: Gian Sammarco, Stephen Moore, Bill Fraser
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect New York City from an uprising criminal gang of ninjas.

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais
Buddy (1997)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Director: Caroline Thompson
Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble... See full summary »

Director: John Roberts
Stars: Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last cannister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants.

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti
Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To cure a prince's murderous madness, Scheherezade tells him a series of wonderous stories.

Stars: John Leguizamo, Vanessa Mae, Dougray Scott
Into the West (1992)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciarán Fitzgerald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Conchita Flynn
...
...
Andrew Lovern ...
Pius Flynn
...
Marietta Flynn
...
Hubert Flynn
Veronica Duffy ...
...
...
Alfie ...
Mickey the Dog
Peter Caffrey ...
Rita Hamill ...
Estate Woman
Roxanna Nic Liam ...
Hopscotch Child (as Roxanna Williams)
...
The Doctor
...
Newsreader
Edit

Storyline

Dublin deliveryman Hubert Flynn feels peaked. Home from the pub, he lies down; while his nagging wife Conchita looks on, he turns into a rat. She's chafed at how inconsiderate he is: hardly touching his food the next morning and leaving droppings on the good doilies. With curiosity seekers outside the flat and a writer at the door offering to help Conchita turn her story into a book, she calls a family meeting. Her seminary-bound son Pius wants to kill the rat; other family members are ambivalent. They opt to hurl Hubert over the fence of a maggot farm. Christmas approaches; an exorcism is in the cards, and the book becomes the Holy Grail. What of Hubert's conversion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rat | book | pub | writer | maggot | See All (130) »

Taglines:

He might eat maggots and live in a cage but he's still our Dad


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Esse Rato É um Espanto  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,815 (USA) (27 April 2001)

Gross:

$2,501 (USA) (4 May 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Hubert: Seventy years ago, me grandfather, Hubert Flynn Foster, set out from his home in the County Wexford, and joining north over the hills and valleys of Whitlock, until he came to Dublin City.
Hubert: I remember once, when I was a chiseler, he caught me whittlin' up against the wall. And he told me if I behaved like a dog, I might turn into a dog. And then he was off on one of his old yarns about people he knew that turned into goats and weasels. Of course we ran afoul, he said, of more than ...
See more »

Soundtracks

Winter Wonderland
Written by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (as Richard Smith)
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Definately a heartwarming tale.
18 November 2001 | by (Cedar Falls, IA) – See all my reviews

Love every minute of it. Perhaps a little too irish in the dialect but awesome in story telling. Despite the fact there is an A** in here, kids should have no problem with it. It's so weird that it tells it as if this is all normal. Gee so your father turned into a rat. Something normal for ye.

9/10

Quality: 10/10 (kicka** camera shots) Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 10/10


16 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Poor rat. Artdesiu
Discuss Rat (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?