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Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (1996)

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

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Plot Keywords:

weasel | mole | toad | rat | mating | See All (67) »

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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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Trivia

The filmmakers filmed this movie completely at sunset, but the nighttime scenes were digitally color corrected. 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: Before I pass sentence, will the jury care to find him guilty?
Rat: Wait. One of those wabbits is a weasel.
Chief Weasel: No I'm not. I'm a rabbit!
The Judge: [to the jury] Is he a rabbit?
Chief Weasel: [whispers] Say I'm a rabbit.
[Rabbits all nod, say "Rabbit" and stroke their long ears]
Rat: That weasel is never a wabbit!
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Connections

Version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Miracle Of Friends
Music by Dave Howman and André Jacquemin
Lyrics by Terry Jones
Performed by Rick Driscoll
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Not your typical Disney family film.
8 October 1999 | by JeffG.See all my reviews

Although "Wind In the Willows" (released on video here in the US as "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride") is marketed as a kid's film, Monty Python fans are likely to get more out of it. The movie features Terry Jones (who wrote and directed it as well), Eric Idle, Michael Palin, and John Cleese (in a brilliant cameo as Toad's lawyer). Too bad they couldn't get Terry Gilliam on this project. The movie tells the famous children's story with the unique silliness, British humor and over-the-top delivery that we've come to expect from the Python troupe.

This is a movie that can not only be enjoyed by kids, but adults as well. Especially if they're Python fans. It won't replace your prized copy of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," but it's well-worth checking out. It's a crime that the studio did little to promote this film.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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