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Mousehunt (1997)

PG | | Comedy | 19 December 1997 (USA)
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Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ernie Smuntz
... Lars Smuntz
... April Smuntz
... Alexander Falko
... Ernie and Lars' Lawyer
... Quincy Thorpe
... Ingrid
... Hilde, the Bench Lady (as Camilla Soeberg)
... Auctioneer
... Roxanne Atkins
Eric Poppick ... The Banker
... Maury, the Cat Care Society Owner
... Rudolph Smuntz
... Caeser, the Exterminator
... Mayor McKrinle
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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 ShowBob <showbob@geocities.com>

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The funniest movie of the year! See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG for language, comic sensuality and mayhem | See all certifications »

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19 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Mouse Trap  »

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Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,062,922, 21 December 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$61,917,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$122,417,389
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Hickey's character, Rudolph Smuntz, leaves his sons a half smoked box of Cuban cigars in his will. In The National Lampoons Christmas Vacation his character, Uncle Lewis, constantly smokes cigars. See more »

Goofs

When the Mayor spits out the half eaten cockroach it stumbles out of a creamy sauce on the table cloth. In the next scene it is walking on a clean table. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lars: [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.
Ernie: I am too.
Lars: You are not.
Ernie: Don't worry about me. Hey, isn't that suit charcoal?
Lars: No.
Ernie: Looks charcoal gray to me, some gray polyester blend. Couldn't even find a black suit for your own father's funeral.
Lars: It's black.
Ernie: No, I'm sure it's gray.
Lars: It's black.
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Referenced in HBO First Look: The Making of 'The Mexican' (2001) See more »

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I'll Be Home For Christmas
Written by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, and Buck Ram
Arranged by Bruce L. Fowler
Performed by the Los Angeles Children's Chorus Ensemble
Daryl Getman, Gavin Hale, Julia Long, Adrienne Pardee, Mark Perry, Amy Sargious, Jonathan Saul, Chai-Fu Wang, and Julia Wells
Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director
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Laurel and Hardy vs. the mouse
9 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Smuntz brothers are Laurel and Hardy type buddies inheriting an old house from the father. They discover that the house is a real classic and worth millions. However the current houseowner, one little mouse will give them a hard time.

Smuntz brothers'war with the mouse is really great fun. Christopher Walken as the Exterminator Caesar with his weird mouse hunt equipment is wonderful.

Don't hesitate to see this film. Though it is rather for kids, it has still much to entertain all. Enjoy it.


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