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Flushed Away (2006)

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

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$149,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

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

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When Rita and Roddy are escaping from The Toad at the beginning, Rita jumps down repeatedly and ends on the handle of a hammer. When Roddy jumps/falls down the same path Rita went, the hammer has changed, and he ends on the head of the hammer. See more »

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Mother: Car's here.
Father: It's nine o' clock already, we're going to miss our flight.
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The last line of the credits is: "No slugs were a-salted in the making of this film." See more »

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References Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) See more »

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She's a Lady
Written by Paul Anka
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Fun movie, just leave the Ritalin at home.
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I went into this movie with the mixed expectations. I'm haven't been especially impressed with Dreamworks animations, minus "Over the Hedge" which I think is their first film that stands on its own two feet without relying on the popularity of previous animations or pop-culture references.

But enough on that, Flush Away was an enjoyable romp of animation. My only real complaint, is the pacing. The entire thing feels a roller coaster that you ride upside down -- with rotating seats. (Perhaps a contraption Aardman would come up with). The gags are amusing and some are very funny, but I need some breathing/laughing time between them.

Yet if your brain can handle the onslaught of information, you will be able to appreciate the extraordinary amount of creativity in terms of visuals and attention to detail. There's also plenty of adult innuendo and witty jabs at Europeans and Americans alike. Katzenburg's philosophy of making movies "for adults, and the adult in every child." is very evident here. The kids were rolling in the theater with all the slapstick, and the savvy adults had their own laugh track.

In this sense, the film is a success minus the ridiculous pacing. It's worth a look, just leave the Ritalin at home.


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