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Ratchet (1996)

An scriptwriter heads off to Nantucket to find some inspiration for his latest, overdue, assignment. He becomes embroiled in small-town hi-jinks of murder, sex and violence, when he decides to pass off the local weirdo's script as his own.

Director:

John Johnson

Writer:

John Johnson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Gilroy ... Elliot Callahan
Margaret Welsh ... Catherine Ripley
Mitchell Lichtenstein ... Tim Greenleaf
Nurit Koppel ... Julia Webb
Matthew Dixon ... Henry Carver
Neal Jones ... Sam Leary
Robert Whaley Robert Whaley ... Ed (Deputy)
John MacKay John MacKay ... Chief Groves
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David E. Dossey David E. Dossey ... Man on Plane
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An scriptwriter heads off to Nantucket to find some inspiration for his latest, overdue, assignment. He becomes embroiled in small-town hi-jinks of murder, sex and violence, when he decides to pass off the local weirdo's script as his own.

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

While filming on Nantucket Island, the town board of selectmen threatened to shut down production based on the actions and attitudes of the crew. After some locals were injured by equipment and assistants shouted at people, often becoming belligerent and even rough at times, multiple complaints were filed with the town. After being threatened with shutdown, the production staff behaved better and managed to finish filming. See more »

Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 6 seconds for an '18' rating. See more »

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FILM NOIR EXCITEMENT
20 March 1999 | by Oakley-5See all my reviews

You have to take this film for a satire to appreciate it. AS such, it is enjoyable and well written. The scene where the main character is brutalized is one of the cleverist in recent memory.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratchet See more »

Filming Locations:

Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

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Production Co:

Altar Rock Films See more »
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