A lonely boy named Danny Garrison befriends Ben, the rat leader of the swarm of rats trained by Willard Stiles. Ben becomes the boy's best friend, protecting him from bullying and keeping his spirits up in the face of a heart condition. However, things gradually take a downward turn as Ben's swarm becomes violent, resulting in several deaths.
For the Summer of '72
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Did You Know?
(1971) was the first theatrical production from Bing Crosby Productions (BCP) since its purchase by Cox Broadcasting in 1968. By 1971, Bing Crosby
was no longer associated with BCP, which had produced a number of pictures during the 1940s and 1950s. BCP also produced this sequel. See more
When Beth and Eve discuss their concern about David, the daughter turns her head towards her mom twice. See more
[singing while showing his Ben marionette to the real rat, Ben
Start the day, oh come along now, Ben. Come on out, before I count to ten. If you stay, you will miss all the fun and there's room for everyone.
Referenced in Lovelace
Start the Day
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Walter Scharf
Sung by Lee Montgomery
(uncredited) while playing with marionettes See more