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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

The Wind in the Willows (original title)
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Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

Director:

Terry Jones

Writers:

Terry Jones (screenplay), Kenneth Grahame (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Coogan ... Mole
Eric Idle ... Rat
Terry Jones ... Toad
Antony Sher ... Chief Weasel
Nicol Williamson ... Badger
John Cleese ... Mr Toad's Lawyer
Stephen Fry ... The Judge
Bernard Hill ... The Engine Driver
Michael Palin ... The Sun
Nigel Planer ... The Car Salesman
Julia Sawalha ... The Jailer's Daughter
Victoria Wood ... The Tea Lady
Robert Bathurst ... St John Weasel
Don Henderson ... The Sentry
Richard James ... Geoffrey Weasel and Mole's Clock
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Storyline

Mole's underground home is bought by the Weasels from wealthy landowner Mr. Toad and Mole is thrown out. He and Rat start to fight to get his home back from evil Weasels.

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weasel | mole | toad | rat | mating | See All (65) »

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Go wild in the country!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fanciful villainy and gunplay | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$72,844, 2 November 1997

Gross USA:

$72,844
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Terry Gilliam had originally been offered the voice role of The River, but turned it down due to being committed to Twelve Monkeys (1995). See more »

Goofs

The judge bangs a gavel to maintain order in the court and confirm Toad's sentence. British judges don't use gavels. See more »

Quotes

The Judge: Would the prosecution like add something?
The Prosecution Counsel: No, Your Honour. But I would like to wag my finger at the accused a few times.
The Judge: Go ahead.
[Prosecution walks over importantly and tut-tuts Toad]
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Connections

Version of The Wind in the Willows (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr.Toad
Music by John Du Prez
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Terry Jones
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A disappointing adaptation.
30 August 1999 | by GregS-6See all my reviews

The quiet charm and whimsy of the Wind in the Willows is overtaken by violent scenes of Nazi-like weasels attempting to exterminate the riverbank denizens by grinding them up in a dog food factory. The queasy mixture of songs, gunplay, chase scenes, and Monty-Pythonish humor leaves a sour taste.


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