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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?


When the stove falls through the floor of Rita's house, a cockroach that was sitting behind it can be seen holding a book. The book is Franz Kafka's novella 'Metamorphosis', the protagonist of which turns into a (non specified) insect, which is often translated as a cockroach. The cockroach appears to be reading a French translation: the title "La métamorphose" is clearly seen, while the Ka- in Kafka is obscured by the insect's 'hand'. See more »


Rita's belt. In the end sequence after Le Frog removes the master cable from Rita there is no opportunity for her to obtain a new belt, yet after the wave is frozen she is shown standing with Roddy suddenly wearing a black shoelace as a belt. 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 Paulie (1998) See more »


La Marseillaise
Performed by Eric Dapkewicz
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User Reviews

Absolutely outstanding
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Flushed Away carries a weight of intellect with it not often found these days in American cinema and television. It's sharp-witted yet poignant and fresh at the same time.

I went in with the expectations of it being another animated film in an ocean of animated films, but I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained.

The message of the film is an ever-fading idea that isolation from each other is how we will become destroyed. The idea that one must go far, far beyond their comfort zone and any form of complacency to find what truly matters in life. The films treatment of this ideology, again, is brilliant in my opinion.

It has excellent writing, the animation is absolutely top notch, and the voice talent live up to their high dollar reputations. Everyone is outstanding in this film and it is a must see during the holidays.

Go see Flushed Away!!! Go now!!

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