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The Rats -- A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Frank Deasy (written by)
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Release Date:
17 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They're bold... They're breeding... They're hungry... Most of all... They have no fear. See more »
Plot:
A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Mädchen Amick ... Susan Costello

Vincent Spano ... Jack Carver

Shawn Michael Howard ... Ty

Daveigh Chase ... Amy Costello

David Fonteno ... Ray Jarrett (as David Wolos-Fonteno)

Sheila McCarthy ... Miss Paige
Elisa Moolecherry ... Nyla

Joe Pingue ... Karl

Kathryn Winslow ... Queen
Aron Tager ... Janitor
Yanna McIntosh ... Doctor
Jennifer Coristine ... Nurse

Kim Poirier ... Jay
Balázs Koós ... Tech Guy (as Balazs Koos)

Jackie Laidlaw ... Bitchy Woman (as Jackie Laidlow)
Dominic Cuzzocrea ... Nervous rider
Cabral Richards ... Conductor

Philip DeWilde ... Artie

Bryan Thomas ... Lifeguard
Teo Weyman ... Big Kid
Shane Daly ... Cop
Bubba ... Shipping Foreman
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Jason Sharman ... Subway Passenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Lafia 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Frank Deasy (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Eric Hetzel .... co-producer
David Madden .... executive producer
Bob Roe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
 
Cinematography by
David Foreman 
 
Film Editing by
Michael N. Knue 
 
Casting by
Tina Gerussi 
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
 
Production Design by
Sandra Kybartas 
 
Art Direction by
Armando Sgrignuoli 
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Calderhead 
Pierre M. Munha (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Jenifur Jarvis 
 
Makeup Department
Katrin Clark-Citroen .... hair stylist
Allan Cooke .... special makeup effects artist
Lee-Anne Crossman .... assistant makeup artist
Catherine Davies Irvine .... makeup artist (as Cathie Davies Irvine)
Matthew Galliford .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
 
Production Management
David Jeffery .... post-production supervisor
Sandie Pereira .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Genevieve Anthony .... trainee assistant director
Scott Clevely .... trainee assistant director
Ross Clyde .... second unit director
Cynthia Gillespie .... first assistant director
Aline Robichaud .... second assistant director
Sorcha Vasey .... assistant director: second unit
Matt West .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Alexander Galant .... third assistant art director
Jon P. Goulding .... first assistant art director
Craig Grant .... property master
Aaron Morrison .... assistant art director
Dan Mucka .... construction coordinator
Dar Higden .... set dresser (uncredited)
Pierre M. Munha .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
James Bailey .... foley artist
Ross Davis .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Paul Longstaffe .... dialog & adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Petar Alexandrov .... fabricator (as Peter Alexandrov)
Reg Ashby .... special effects foreman
Jon Davis .... special effects assistant
Marianne Klein .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Alkan .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Stephanie Allen .... executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Paul Anderson .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures (as Paul Ross Anderson)
Davian Bobrowska .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Terry Bradley .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Jesse Bradstreet .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Paul H. Brown .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Robert Caputi .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Lisa Carr-Harris .... animation director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Howard P. Cassidy .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Leo Chan .... technical support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Caroline Gibb .... production coordinator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Maria A. Gordon .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Dipankar Goswamy .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Andrew Ho .... systems support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Matthew Horner .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Nick Hsieh .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kelvin Kanagaraj .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Stan Klychko .... systems support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Daniel Lee .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Vamberto Maduro .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Allan Magled .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John Mariella .... technical director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kirsten Marshall .... executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Bob Munroe .... visual effects supervisor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Natasha North .... support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ken Ouellette .... technical director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Nordin Rahhali .... technical director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Costa Roussakis .... systems support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Derek Sakai .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John A. Shaw .... systems support: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Brian A. Smeets .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Jay Stanners .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Ji Hyung Sung .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Tracey Vaz .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mark Visser .... software developer: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Mark Visser .... technical director: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Zane Waldman .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Marnie Wells .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Wile .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
David Willows .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Patrik Witzmann .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Lisa Wyse .... production manager: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Alphonso Young .... 2D artist: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Michael Zingarelli .... 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Philip Edward Alexy .... 3D animator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Taryn Ash .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunt double
Randy Butcher .... assistant stunt coordinator
Randy Butcher .... stunt performer
Don Gough .... stunt double: Shawn Michael Howard
Curtis Hibbert .... stunt double
Liise Keeling .... stunt performer
Darren Marsman .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunt coordinator (as Anton 'Ty' Tykodi)
Ron Webber .... stunt double: Vincent Spano
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Barrett .... electrician
Erik Berger .... key grip
Darren Boyce .... key grip: second unit
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Mike Ferrari .... electrician
Joel Guthro .... camera operator
Luc Montpellier .... director of photography: second unit
Nelson Peixoto .... electrician
Dave Sansford .... generator operator
Carl Savage .... dolly grip
Harry Stroud .... gaffer
Christopher Watson .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
J.R. Benson .... colorist
Mel Friedman .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Thomas Bartke .... music editor
Mike Flicker .... music editor
Michael Stern .... scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Bill Sims .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Arthur Clarke .... location manager
James A. Frith .... production assistant
Brian Gibbs .... rat trainer
Lorna Howarth-Vallings .... assistant location manager
Sandy Kaplansky .... production coordinator
Julietta McGovern .... assistant production coordinator
Larry Payne .... animal trainer
Jennifer K. Rosner .... assistant: David Madden
Dawn Marie Sorokolit .... script supervisor (as Dawn Sorokolit)
Andrea Wassell .... production accountant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Killer Rats" - Europe (English title) (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some creature violence and brief nudity
Runtime:
94 min | 85 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Tetanus is not caused by rusty nails. It is caused by the toxin from a bacterium.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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Remarkably better than the usual made-for-TV junk, 14 November 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

It's amazing what you can achieve if you dispose over a bit of professionalism. Even the most routine straight-to-cable production can be worth watching if the acting and directing is a little decent. It was the Fox Network that hired John Lafia (Man's Best Friend) to do the directing and the still yummy Mädchen Amick for the female lead. Vincent Spano (Alive) and Daveigh Chase (The Ring) complete the above average cast. The premise of a giant rat-plague threatening a big city isn't exactly new, but still this film succeeds in bringing a bit of tension and entertainment. Mostly thanks to the excellent underground shooting locations (basements, sewers, subways…) 'the Rats' looks icky and a bit unsettling. The rats naturally are slightly mutated by lab-tests and therefore a lot more aggressive and more difficult to annihilate. The grotesque finale in which a swimming pool is used as a rat-fountain is very over-the-top, yet brightly and well elaborated. Mädchen Amick is a seriously underrated actress and I hope she'll receive some new, bigger acting offers real soon. Vincent Spano is pretty good as well and he clearly enjoys sharing rat-trivia with the viewer. I don't know if all what he said is true (for every inhabitant in NY there are 9 rats?? You can get Weil's disease from a rat-bite??) but it was interesting nevertheless. Recommended!

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