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Director:
Writers:
Solomon Vesta
Adam Cawley (additional dialogue)
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Plot:
The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Goodman ... Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth (voice)
Ted Rosnick ... Rat Fink (voice) (as Theo Rosnick)
Alex Xydias ... Old-Timer (voice)

Paul Le Mat ... Cruisin' (voice)

Ann-Margret ... Heartbreaker (voice)

Dick Smothers ... Station Wagon (voice)

Tom Smothers ... Trailer (voice)

Steve Austin ... Heavy Chevy (voice)

Jay Leno ... Flamethrower (voice)
Bill Weinstein ... Bill (voice)
Marilyn Weinstein ... Marilyn (voice)
Robert Williams ... The Outlaw (voice)

Billy Gibbons ... Beatnik Bandit (voice) (as Billy F. Gibbons)

Tom Wolfe ... Tom Wolfe's Car (voice)

Brian Wilson ... The Surfite (voice)

Matt Groening ... Finkster (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janet Blake
Kate Boothman
Arthur E. Cooper (as Arthur Cooper)
Andrew Cormack
Stephen Cormack
Evan Dalgleish
Jeffrey Hillinger (as Moldy Marvin)
Alodiah Lunar
Oliver Mann
Bengt Mikaelsson
Jack Miller
Jim Payne
Ed Roth ... Himself (archive footage)
George Ruiz
Lee Sheppard
Mike Shundo
Ricky B. Stecyk (as Rick Flynstone Stecyk)
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Directed by
Ron Mann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Cawley  additional dialogue
Solomon Vesta 

Produced by
Michael Boyuk .... associate producer
Martin Harbury .... executive producer
Bill Imperial .... co-producer
Ron Mann .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Sadies 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Cooper  (as Arthur Cooper)
 
Film Editing by
Terrance Odette 
 
Art Direction by
Mike Roberts 
 
Production Management
Leah Kerr .... production manager: Los Angeles
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terrance Odette .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gerlinde Scharinger .... flame artist
Martin Spirit .... fire artist
 
Sound Department
Adam Barker .... sound recordist
Alan Barker .... adr recordist
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist
Robin Crumley .... sound editor
Keith Elliott .... foley recording mixer
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
Thomas Kodros .... sound consultant: Dolby
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Tyson Kuteyi .... adr recordist
John Laing .... sound
Mark Linett .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Ron Malligers .... foley recording mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Ron Mann .... adr recordist
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist (as Matt McKenzie)
Michael Miller .... adr recordist (as Michael S. Miller)
Vladimir Nikolic .... adr recordist (as Vlad Nickolic)
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Robin Wilds .... foley assistant
Larry Winer .... adr recordist
Marilee Yorston .... foley assistant
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Mike Roberts .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scott Acosta .... jib technician: Los Angeles
Eric Brown .... camera assistant: Los Angeles
Joseph Dianda .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Joey Dianda)
Alan Gitlin .... camera consultant: Los Angeles
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... grip: Los Angeles (as Tony Nakonechnyj)
Terrance Odette .... assistant camera
Louis Sevall .... additional camera
Newton Thomas Sigel .... director of photography: Los Angeles (as Tom Sigel)
 
Animation Department
Maury White .... animation consultant (as Maury Whyte)
 
Casting Department
Michael Packer .... adr casting
 
Editorial Department
Steve Franko .... colorist
Robert Kennedy .... supervising editor
Sue Len Quon .... off-line video editor
Terrance Odette .... off-line video editor
Adam Roberts .... video post-production
Nickolaos Stagias .... assistant editor (as Nico Stagias)
Motassem Younes .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Mike Belitsky .... musician: drums
Paul Brainard .... musician: trumpet
Sean Dean .... musician: bass
Dallas Good .... music mixer
Dallas Good .... musician: guitar, keyboards
Travis Good .... musician: guitar, fiddle
Arthur Harrison .... musician: theremin
Greg Keelor .... musician: drums
Guido Luciani .... composer: additional music
Darryl Neudorf .... music mixer
Bob Packwood .... musician: piano
Don Pyle .... music mixer
Doug Queen .... musician: accordion
Mike Rosnick .... music editor
Craig Schumacher .... music mixer (as Craig Shumacher)
Chris Sheenan-Dyck .... additional music recordist
Richard Underhill .... musician: saxophone
 
Other crew
Derek Anderson .... researcher
Ian Astorquiza .... additional dialogue
Ian Astorquiza .... production assistant
Michael Boyuk .... additional dialogue
Michael Boyuk .... researcher
Yael Braha .... researcher
Chris Bredt .... additional dialogue
Ed Buchanan .... additional dialogue
Julian Burke .... additional dialogue
Ian Busher .... additional dialogue
Adam Cawley .... additional dialogue
Erin Conway .... additional dialogue
Philip Kelly Denslow .... source: photographs
John Dietrich .... source: photographs
Albert Drake .... source: photographs
Sara Driver .... advisor
Janet Drynan .... production accountant
Jim Dunlop .... additional dialogue
Sandra Edmunds .... production assistant
Kiyo Elliott .... production assistant
Paul Evans .... bookkeeper
Pat Ganahl .... source: photographs
Eugene Gaudio .... production accountant
Robert Genat .... source: photographs
Mark German .... additional dialogue
Jenny Gilbert .... production assistant
Travis Good .... additional dialogue
John Gregoire .... source: photographs
Verne Hammond .... source: photographs
Bob Hegge .... source: photographs
Julia Hennessey .... additional dialogue
Jeffrey Hillinger .... historical consultant
Brandy Huff .... additional dialogue
Bill Imperial .... coordinator: Toronto
Bill Imperial .... researcher
Lewanne Jones .... film researcher
Greg Keelor .... additional dialogue
Robert Kennedy .... on-line assembler
Leah Kerr .... historical consultant
Jeff Krulik .... researcher
Elliott Lefko .... advisor
Cindy Lewis .... production assistant
Tania Lor .... additional dialogue
Paul Mavrides .... advisor
Jackie May .... film treatment
Tim McClew .... additional dialogue
Joe Medjuck .... advisor
Michael Mendelsohn .... advisor (as Michael Mendelson)
Michael Munroe .... production assistant
Douglas Nason .... source: photographs
Terrance Odette .... on-line assembler
Charles Pascal .... additional dialogue
David Penotti .... coordinator: Los Angeles
Meagan Perry .... additional dialogue
Doug Pizac .... source: photographs
Jenny Punter .... coordinator: Toronto (as Jennie Punter)
Paul Quarrington .... advisor
Dionne Raines .... additional dialogue
Aarti Rana .... production assistant
Aarti Rana .... researcher
Mike Roberts .... additional dialogue
Mike Roberts .... on-line assembler
Mike Roberts .... titles
Daniel Roddick .... source: photographs
Ed Roth .... source: photographs
Michael Ryan .... additional dialogue
Brad Sayeau .... additional dialogue
Bill Schroeder .... advisor
Peggy Serena .... additional dialogue
Lee Sheppard .... production assistant
Lee Sheppard .... researcher
Rani Singh .... assistant to producer
Earl Sky .... additional dialogue
Gary Solway .... legal services
Nickolaos Stagias .... coordinator: Toronto (as Nico Stagias)
Nickolaos Stagias .... researcher (as Nico Stagias)
Rolin Stone .... additional dialogue
Ronley Teper .... additional dialogue
Tony Thacker .... source: photographs
Emily Thomas .... additional dialogue
Joanne Tickle .... additional dialogue
Gary Topp .... advisor
Oliver Trager .... consultant
Oliver Trager .... script editor
Anastasia Vaskova .... additional dialogue
Matthew Vatta .... additional dialogue
Dawn Vander Vloed .... researcher
Wes Wain .... additional dialogue
Larry Weinstein .... advisor
John Wetzel .... source: photographs
Eva Ziemsen .... adr loop group
Tom Zverina .... legal services
 
Thanks
Richard Abramowitz .... special thanks
Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman .... special thanks
Louis Black .... special thanks
Diane Boehme .... special thanks
Kenneth Broad .... thanks
Kim Clarke Champniss .... special thanks
David Chodosh .... special thanks
Rush Davenport .... special thanks
Steve Davidson .... special thanks
Matt Dentler .... special thanks
Margaret Dettmer .... special thanks
Art Duarte .... special thanks
Stan Ford .... special thanks
Mike Frankovich .... special thanks
Glenn Fraser .... special thanks
George Furniotis .... special thanks
John Furniotis .... special thanks
Susan Furniotis .... special thanks
Susan A. Grode .... special thanks
Verne Hammond .... special thanks
Tracy Harshman .... special thanks
Mary Henricksen .... special thanks
Larry Hummel .... special thanks
Allison Inouye .... special thanks
Steve Kane .... thanks
Greg Keelor .... special thanks
Richard Linklater .... special thanks
Deanna MacLellan .... special thanks (as Deanna Maclellan)
Maggie Mann .... special thanks
Liz Manne .... special thanks
Gabriella Martinelli .... special thanks
Bruce Meyer .... special thanks
Robin Mirsky .... special thanks
Cecil Musick .... special thanks
Lynn Nesbit .... special thanks
David Ossman .... special thanks
Duff Paulson .... thanks
Rick Prelinger .... special thanks
Domenic Priore .... special thanks
Alane Pritchard .... special thanks
Phil Radin .... special thanks
Ric Rawlins .... special thanks (as Rick Rawlins)
Debbie Rix .... special thanks
Jan Rofekamp .... special thanks (as Jan Rofenkamp)
Ilene Roth .... special thanks
Peggy Serena .... special thanks
Peter Silvestri .... thanks
Rani Singh .... special thanks
Craig Small .... thanks for good advice
Larry Sommerville .... special thanks
Fred Specktor .... special thanks
Keith Stroup .... special thanks
Jay Switzer .... special thanks
Catherine Tait .... special thanks
Millie Tom .... special thanks
Heather Trussell .... thanks
George Vrabeck .... special thanks
Barton Weiss .... special thanks
Malcolm Wiseman .... thanks
Bob Yoshioka .... special thanks
 

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Canada:78 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
DVD supplements include several RAT FINK & BIG DADDY comic strips by Mort Todd and 'Cliff Mott'.See more »
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Comprehensive Doc, 15 September 2006
Author: Mike White from Riverview, MI

'm a shameful Detroiter. I grew up on the outskirts of the Motor City sheltered from the automotive world by my mechanic stepfather. He was determined to keep me out of the garage and following in his greasy footsteps. Through luck (and hard work), I managed to find employment at a string of jobs that had little-to-nothing to do with the auto industry (a feat in Motown). And, even after several years of attending the Woodward Cruise, I couldn't tell a kit car from a custom. I'm an automotive idiot.

I confess to these sins in order to give my complete "outsider perspective" when it came to seeing this Canadian documentary on artistic motorhead Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. I might have more knowledge of Rene Descartes than the Rat Fink.

I can say without hesitation after seeing Ron Mann's film that I now possess a good understanding not only of Roth and his accomplishments but also his impact on popular culture. Little did I know that my beloved "wacky packages" stemmed from such auspicious beginnings. Roth managed to warp the minds of millions via his custom cars, t-shirts, artwork, and glue used to piece together his series of model cars.

Narrated by John Goodman as Roth (who passed during production) and sporting some nifty animation/photo manipulation, there are some weak moments in the film (the anthropomorphic talking cars) but overall TALES OF THE RAT FINK does a terrific job of avoiding staid talking head interviews while providing a comprehensive, organized portrait of a wonderfully multifaceted media pioneer.

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