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Willard (2003)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  14 March 2003 (USA)
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A young man with an unusual connection with rats, uses them at his own sociopathic will.

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Storyline

This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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rat | revenge | work | at work | vermin | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

A Vingança de Willard  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,652 (Hong Kong) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$107,689 (Hong Kong) (16 May 2003)
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Willard's mother tells him she should have given him a better name. The meaning of Willard is "Will Brave", the opposite of Willard's skittish demeanor. The name she tries to give him, Clark (i.e. Clerk) is Willard's occupation at Martin-Stiles. See more »

Goofs

In the funeral home scene when Joseph Carter first walks in, we see him from the waist down and he is wearing a long blue coat. When we see a full shot of Carter, he is neither wearing or carrying a long blue coat. Mr. Martin, outside, is wearing the coat we originally see. See more »

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[first lines]
Willard's Mother: Willard! There are rats in the basement!
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Second Unit Chef Dave Carlson's credit is listed as: Cater to the Stars...DAVID CARLSON See more »

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Referenced in The Year of the Rat (2003) See more »

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Excellent remake
19 October 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Stands on its own, in fact. A cross between PSYCHO and the original WILLARD, with a couple of nice touches for fans of the original including Michael Jackson's song BEN from the 1972 sequel and a photo of Bruce Davison, the original Willard, prominently displayed in the final sequence. Crispin Glover acts up a storm as a lonely man whose only friend is a white rat named Socrates. Lee Ermey hams it up as his abusive boss, just as Ernie Borgnine did in the original. I would have liked to see another killing or two, but if nothing else this follows the plot of the original pretty faithfully -- until the climax, which was just plain hokey.


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