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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
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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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