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Flushed Away (2006)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  3 November 2006 (USA)
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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roddy (voice)
Rita (voice)
The Toad (voice)
Le Frog (voice)
Whitey (voice)
Spike (voice)
Sid (voice)
Rita's Mum (voice)
Rita's Dad (voice)
Rita's Grandma (voice)
Rachel Rawlinson ...
Tabitha (voice)
Mother (voice)
Miles Richardson ...
Father (voice)


Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced... literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin - that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog. Written by DreamWorks SKG

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ratropolis  »

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Box Office


$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,814,323 (USA) (3 November 2006)


$64,459,316 (USA) (23 February 2007)

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Did You Know?


Hugh Jackman also provided the screams for the slug that Roddy first meets in the sewer. See more »


The doll that Sid throws up in the air changes position several times after he discovers Roddy and Rita. It goes from being at his feet to being near the door to being several inches away from the door when he leaves the room. See more »


[first lines]
Mother: Car's here.
Father: It's nine o' clock already, we're going to miss our flight.
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Crazy Credits

The last line of the credits is: "No slugs were a-salted in the making of this film." See more »


References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


Bohemian Like You
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Just call me an English Fool
5 November 2006 | by (Libertarianville, USA) – See all my reviews

The fact that I could be entertained by another one of these animated talking animal movies is a miracle. Is this number 1000 over the past 2 years? I just love English sarcasm, wit, dryness that strikes a chord in these old bones. The great news, nobody was in drag.

During the movie, there are inside English jokes that Americans may not understand such as "England loses on penalty kicks" which is a modern football tradition in the UK and the English love of knick knacks. The singing slugs don't do it for me but the kids liked them.

I highly recommend this movie even if you are sick of computer animated talking animals.

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