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Willard (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 March 2003 (USA)
A young man with an unusual connection to 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 All (90) »

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

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14 March 2003 (USA)  »

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A Vingança de Willard  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,010,593 (USA) (14 March 2003)

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$6,852,144 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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Over five-hundred rats were used and subject to extensive training before being put on the set. The rats were set into categories for the actions they would perform. See more »

Goofs

The same box of Christmas ornaments appears both in the Stileses' master bedroom closet and in the office storeroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willard's Mother: Willard! There are rats in the basement!
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Crazy Credits

Second Unit Chef Dave Carlson's credit is listed as: Cater to the Stars...DAVID CARLSON See more »

Connections

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

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Written by Walter Scharf and Don Black
Performed by Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover)
Produced by Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover) and Robert Haimer
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Crispin Glover shows his talents
16 June 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Mr. Culkin should have taken the role that this movie offered him. For an actor who is trying to prove something to the industry in Hollywood, this movie is an excellent example. Crispin Glover has had a reputation in the film industry as a strong, yet weird actor. Many of the roles that he has received makes Crispin look crazy if not odd. Here, Crispin shows his serious and comic side. The movie alone holds up as a gritty thriller. A horror movie none-the-less, Willard is an interesting film that we don't see too often. A well made movie with decent production value, the cast adds to its greatness. Much like River's Edge, the audience is left wondering where Crispin Glover came from. No longer a young actor, Crispin has worked his way up to become a veteran performer and a good actor.


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