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Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

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The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth (voice)
Ted Rosnick ...
Rat Fink (voice) (as Theo Rosnick)
Alex Xydias ...
Old-Timer (voice)
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Cruisin' (voice)
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Heartbreaker (voice)
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Station Wagon (voice)
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Trailer (voice)
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Heavy Chevy (voice)
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Flamethrower (voice)
Bill Weinstein ...
Bill (voice)
Marilyn Weinstein ...
Marilyn (voice)
Robert Williams ...
The Outlaw (voice)
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Beatnik Bandit (voice) (as Billy F. Gibbons)
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Tom Wolfe's Car (voice)
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The Surfite (voice)
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The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

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DVD supplements include several RAT FINK & BIG DADDY comic strips by Mort Todd and 'Cliff Mott'. See more »

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Ed Roth Would Love it!
19 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a member of Rat Finks of America, I have a very high standard for all that is Fink, and Ron Mann's "Tales of a Rat Fink" did not disappoint. This jacked-up semi-animated documentary of the hotrod culture's greatest patriarch, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth is a film that entertains and teaches us how and why we are obsessed with customizing cars. Roth was an enigmatic soul, a freethinker and rule breaker, and Mann has captured his essence with original film making and stylized story telling. Though he was an iconoclast, Roth wanted his work to appeal to all audiences--kids and adults, and this film follows in that image. There is so much detail and substance here, yet the film speeds by and changes lanes as necessary without refueling. It was a joy to watch and will serve generations to come. Long live Rat Fink!!


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