A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates. (And their increasing number of friends) However, when one of them is killed at work, he goes on a rampage using his rats to attack those who have been tormenting him.
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Teamed up to Tear 'em up! [poster for double-feature pairing "Willard" and "Ben"]
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Did You Know?
According to Ernest Borgnine
's autobiography, they offered him a choice of a higher salary or a percentage of the box office. Borgnine chose a higher salary. See more
Early in the movie, Willard plans on drowning the rats, apparently not knowing that rats are capable swimmers. The animals would have easily swam across the pool from the 'island' and escaped. See more
I was good to you, Ben!