A family film about a mouse that lives in an old house where the geriatric owner dies, and Ernie and Lars Smuntz have plans for, but they have trouble getting rid of the mouse. It's like Home Alone with a mouse.Written by
Actor William Hickey was seriously ill during the film's production and died towards the end of principal photography. Fortunately all his scenes had already been filmed so it was not necessary to recast his part or make any major changes to the script to accommodate his death. See more »
When Ernie is shot through the chimney into the nearby lake, ear plugs are visible once he sinks down on the bath tub. See more »
[at their father's funeral, they carry his coffin down the steps of a cathedral]
Hold your end up higher, you're not holding it.
I am too.
You are not.
Don't worry about me. Hey, isn't that suit charcoal?
Looks charcoal gray to me, some gray polyester blend. Couldn't even find a black suit for your own father's funeral.
No, I'm sure it's gray.
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DVD version contains six deleted scenes:
Lars Smuntz explores his late fathers office in his very own style;
Caesar presents his 'weapons' and tools;
Caesar goes Mouse hunting with a heat seeker;
Caesar is doing his new job in the Quality Control department of Smuntz String Cheese factory;
A collection of various small scenes from the auction, showing Falco getting back his cheque from Ernie after the flood and ripping it in pieces;
The ensemble of Smuntz String Cheese factory gathers for a photo shooting.
I love this movie because Nathan Lane and Lee Evans both seem to be doing an homage to the slapstick movies of Laurel And Hardy. One of my favorite actors, Nathan Lane has quite a few scenes where he looks like he's duplicating Oliver Hardy's mannerisms and quirks. Bronson Pinchot could have made a better sidekick especially for the physical humor, but even with Evans, the movie is a fast furious laugh riot as the guys try to catch one inescapable mouse which knows the house better than they do. Ian Abercrombie of Seinfeld fame also joins the fun as does veteran actor William Hickey of Wings in this his last role. The mouse which is in part portrayed by real mice, puppets and computer animation steals much of the movie as does a cat from Hades which then in turn unleashes a wild and funny John and Larry (Tom and Jerry ???) sequence far funnier than the sadisticly lousy cartoon. This movie rates a ten for humor, plot and camera effects as we see the world within the walls of our house.
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