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The Rats (2002)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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
Elisa Moolecherry ...
Nyla
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Karl
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Queen
Aron Tager ...
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Yanna McIntosh ...
Doctor
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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Trivia

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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Leptospirosis or Weil's Disease is spread by contact with the urine from infected rats and not the bites. 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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This rat is just a little too clean
22 May 2015 | by (Birkenhead United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(28%) An honestly not all that bad TV killer rat horror flick that has nothing to really offer but a mildly entertaining, all be it forgettable sit. The cast of unknowns do a decent job and unlike something like Sharknado this doesn't feel the need to add lots of pointless cameos from stars at the lower end of their career. How scary you find this film depends upon your own opinion of how you happen to find rats, but there's not really anything here to get under one's skin as it's all a bit clean and safe. Overall this never drops down too low in the quality department to overly feel like a waste of time, but this still doesn't really need to be seen by anyone bar those slightly drunk during the wee hours of the night.


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