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A man who recently completed rebuilding a townhouse becomes obsessed with a rat infestation until it becomes an interspecies duel.

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Bart Hughes
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Lorrie Wells
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Eliot Riverton
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James Hall
Louis Del Grande ...
Clete
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Meg Hughes
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Hardware Salesman
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Dan Errol
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Peter Hughes
Jimmy Tapp ...
Meg's Father
Gayle Garfinkle ...
Janis Wycoff
Earl Pennington ...
Mr. Thompson
Jacklin Webb ...
Newspaper Vendor
Bronwen Mantel ...
Florence Riverton
Monik Nantel ...
Secretary
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Birthday Party Child (as Aimee Castle)
Jesse Grasis ...
Birthday Party Child
Tara O'Donnell ...
Birthday Party Child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amber T. Chase ...
Dan Errol's Wife (uncredited)

Directed by

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George P. Cosmatos

Written by

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Chauncey G. Parker III ... (novel "The Visitor")
 
Brian Taggert ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Pierre David ... executive producer
Claude Héroux ... producer

Music by

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Kenneth Wannberg ... (as Ken Wannberg)

Cinematography by

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René Verzier

Film Editing by

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Roberto Silvi
Hubert de La Bouillerie ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Chantal Bowen ... assistant editor
Teresa De Luca ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Deirdre Bowen
Ginette D'Amico

Production Design by

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Anne Pritchard

Art Direction by

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Rose Marie McSherry ... (as Rosemarie McSherry)

Set Decoration by

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Serge Bureau

Costume Design by

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Paul-André Guérin

Makeup Department

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Michèle Dion ... makeup artist
Chantal Ethier ... makeup artist
Martin Ménard ... hair stylist
Constant Natale ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Roger Héroux ... production supervisor
François Ouimet ... unit manager (as Francois Ouimet)
Bill Wiggins ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Fretz ... first assistant director
Frank Ruszczynski ... assistant director
Michael Sarao ... assistant director

Art Department

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Tina Boden ... art department coordinator
Peter Borowski ... sculptor (as Peter Borowsky)
Jacques Chamberland ... property master
Tom Coulter ... set dresser
Violette Daneau ... set dresser
Michael Devine ... construction crew
Frank DiGiacomo ... construction crew
Peter Dowker ... sculptor
Jean-Vincent Fournier ... assistant set props (as Jean Vincent Fournier)
Denis Hamel ... set dresser
Serge LaForest ... construction crew
Larry Lamont ... construction crew
P. Karen Langshaw ... sculptor
Abraham Lee ... set dresser
Jak Oliver ... construction crew
Marc Rainville ... construction crew
Barbara Shrier ... set dresser
Jean-Baptiste Tard ... set dresser (as Jean Baptiste Tard)
Harold Thrasher ... construction coordinator
Maurice Tremblay ... set dresser
Kathy Wolf ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Peter Burgess ... sound effects editor
Terry Burke ... foley artist
Don Cohen ... sound
Paul Coombe ... re-recording mixer
Gary Daprato ... assistant sound editor
Leslie Hodgson ... supervising sound editor
Mike Hoogenboom ... re-recording mixer (as Michael Hoogenboom)
Kerry Kohler ... assistant sound editor
Dick Lewzey ... sound recording engineer
Alban Streeter ... dialogue editor (as Al Streeter)
Haydn Streeter ... assistant sound editor
Eric Zimmer ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Louis Craig ... special effects
Stephan Dupuis ... special effects makeup
Jacques Godbout ... special effects

Stunts

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Jean Lysight ... stunts
Marie-Patricia St-Laurent ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Claude Alarie ... best boy
Peter Benison ... camera operator
Claude Brasseur ... electrician
Marc Charlebois ... electrician
Jean Courteau ... electrician
Jean-Maurice de Ernsted ... grip
Marc de Ernsted ... key grip
Gilles Fortier ... electrician
Jacques Fortier ... gaffer
Denis Gingras ... focus puller
Paul Gravel ... focus puller
Serge Ladouceur ... camera operator
Glen MacPherson ... focus puller
Piroska Mihalka ... still photographer
Patti Morein ... loader
Christine Pelletier ... loader
Jean-François Pouliot ... loader (as Jean Francois Pouliot)
Jean Trudeau ... electrician
René Verzier ... camera operator (as Rene Verzier)
Normand Viau ... electrician
Serge Ladouceur ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Rosina Bucci ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Drew ... wardrobe
Louise Gagne ... wardrobe
Hazel Pethig ... wardrobe (as Hazel Pethig-Cote)

Music Department

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David Franco ... music supervisor
Albert Woodbury ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Mable Arial ... assistant accountant
David Bailey ... production assistant
France Boudreau ... continuity
Geoff Bowie ... production assistant
Maurice Boyer ... production assistant
Michel Boyer ... production assistant
Patricia Cahill ... production secretary
Brian Campbell ... production assistant
Richard Carriére ... production assistant (as Richard Carriere)
Frank D'Amico ... production assistant
Pierre David ... presenter
Denise Di Novi ... assistant to director
Robert Ditchburn ... production assistant
Bob Dunn ... animal trainer (as Robert Dunn)
Linda Ekdahl ... production assistant
Pierre Guevremont ... production accountant
Paul Hotte ... production assistant
Nicholas Koppen ... production assistant
Nathalie Laporte ... assistant accountant
Gilles Léonard ... production accountant (as Gilles Leonard)
Marilyn Majerczyk ... production assistant
Serge Major ... administrator
Michel Martin ... production assistant
Monik Nantel ... assistant to executive producer
Larry Nesis ... presenter (as Lawrence Nesis)
Pierre Tessier ... production assistant
Bob Tschanz ... animal handling supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Bart Hughes has a pretty good life, a beautiful wife, a young son, a good job with promotion prospects, and a renovated brownstone in New York. When wife and kid leave for a vacation, Bart stays behind to work on a project that will earn him that promotion, unaware that a certain inhabitant of his basement has other plans for his time. Bart goes a bit bonkers trying to kill this rat, destroying most of his house in the process. Certain allegorical elements tie the household conflict to the "rat race" in his office, but the main event is certainly the night-and-day contest of wills between man and rodent. Written by Chris Holland

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Taglines The terrifying last word in home invasion from the director of "Tombstone" and "Cobra." See more »
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Also Known As
  • Terreur à domicile (France)
  • D'origine inconnue (France)
  • De origen desconocido (Spain)
  • Hivatlan látogató (Hungary)
  • Origem Desconhecida (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Favorite film of Stephen King. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017). See more »
Quotes Bart Hughes: [Bart is setting traps] Watch and weep, you furry fucker.
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