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The Rat Thing (2007)

| Comedy | 2007 (USA)
Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a ... See full summary »

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Jack Kelly
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Joey Flanagan
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Irene
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Barbara Jean
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Joey's Boss
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Herself
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Judge
Kevin Owers ...
Yacht Salesman
Tyrone Dyse ...
Ty - Electronic Plant Foreman
Laurence Coven ...
Liquor Store Owner
Garret Mathany ...
Pet Store Clerk
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The Priest
Joey Gaynor ...
Nightmare Judge
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TV Reporter
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Security guard
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Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a wild get-rich-quick scheme in a last ditch attempt to solve "all of their problems". The far-fetched scheme involves one of them being bitten by a rat in a major supermarket with the fantastical hopes of winning an outrageously huge settlement. What transpires is a perfect example of "the best laid plans of mice and men" where reality trumps delusion and, in one comic turn after another, depravity gives way to humanity. Written by Kevin Keresey

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When the best laid plans of mice and men are no longer enough...

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An excellent and must see film showing what real Independent Film-making can achieve
13 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the film without knowing any of the background surrounding how it was made. The cinematography is captivating. The writing crisp and intelligent. Many films crumble by having just those two attributes and nothing else. The Rat Thing builds upon those attributes by adding excellent direction and a cast of very qualified actors. With all of this put together, the film plays out as a wonderfully witty and charming audience pleaser. The screening I saw had the crowd laughing and rolling along for the ride. With all of the components of a large studio production, and I assumed it was, it is so inspiring to see a film that stayed true to form and maintained the vision of the writing. It is especially inspiring to find out that large studios had offered great sums of money for the script, but were refused when Kevin Keresey(Writer/Director/Actor) stuck to his conviction that those studios would undoubtedly alter the integrity of his vision. Way to go! This film is an all around hit in all aspects of film-making!


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