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The Rats (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  17 September 2002 (USA)
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A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city.

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Jack Carver
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Ty
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Amy Costello
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Ray Jarrett (as David Wolos-Fonteno)
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Miss Paige
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Nyla
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Karl
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Queen
Aron Tager ...
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Yanna McIntosh ...
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Jennifer Coristine ...
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Jay
Balázs Koós ...
Tech Guy (as Balazs Koos)
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Bitchy Woman (as Jackie Laidlow)
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In Manhattan, when a client is bitten by a rat in the dressing room of the Garsons Department Store and contracts Weil's disease, the manager Susan Costello is assigned to hire and give all the necessary support to the best exterminator in New York, Jack Carver. The efficient Jack and his assistant Ty find a colony of mutant rats and try to convince the health department administrator and former partner of Jack, Ray Jarrett, how serious the infestation is. But the politician Ray is interested in covering the problem to protect economical interests of powerful groups. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The City's Rat Race Just Got Deadly. See more »


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Rated R for some creature violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Was originally going to air on September 11, 2001, but release was pushed back after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. See more »

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The characters in the movie pronounce "Weil" (as in Weil's Disease) to rhyme with "wheel". The doctor after whom the disease was named, Adolph Weil (1848 -1916), was German; his name should be pronounced to rhyme with "while" (and if you're a stickler for accuracy, the "w" should be pronounced like an English "v"). See more »

Quotes

Susan Costello: Hi, I'm Susan Costello. Oh! Are you alright?
Jay: Yeah, I think so.
Susan Costello: How'd you cut it?
Jay: I don't know, I just reached down to get my clothes.
Susan Costello: Can you show me where?
Jay: [They walk to the changing room] It was right over there.
Susan Costello: Okay.
[She searches through Jay's clothes then gasps]
Susan Costello: It was a carpet tack.
Jay: But how can that just cut...
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The Rats (2002)
9 April 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I seen this movie a number of time now, first time two times , when came on TV about 10 years ago, I really enjoyed it back then

It's was not as good as remember it but I didn't found the movie well paced, it dose not take long at all before the Rats start to attack people.

About the middle part of the movie is gets little calm but more rats start to attack again and I really liked scenes on Train, The rats covered the whole train , was really cool scenes.

The attack scenes were not to bad or that great. they went not to bloody but first attack was good a bit bloody at the start. as movies goes on the attacks scenes seem less bloody but a lot rats on the person getting attacked.

The acting was really good from the cast in this movie.

Decent Killer rat movie

6 out of 10


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