ABC Weekend Specials (1977–1995)
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The Mouse and the Motorcycle 

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A lonely boy befriends a talking mouse who falls in love with his toy motorcycle.

Director:

Ron Underwood

Writers:

Beverly Cleary (novel), Jim Carlson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Philip Waller Philip Waller ... Keith Gridley
Mimi Kennedy ... Mrs. Gridley
Thom Sharp ... Frank Gridley
John Byner ... Guest with Dog
Ray Walston ... Matt
Mary Jo Catlett ... Kindergarten Teacher
Evan Richards ... Ralph (voice)
Zelda Rubinstein ... Ralph's Mother (voice) (as Zelda Rubenstein)
Billy Barty ... Uncle Lester (voice)
Keri Houlihan Keri Houlihan ... Susie (voice)
Heidi Kozak Haddad ... The Maid (as Heidi Kozak)
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Storyline

It looks like young Keith Gridley will have a lonely summer, until he meets a talking mouse named Ralph. Ralph takes an immediate liking to Keith's toy motorcycle and can ride it just by making a motor noise. Ralph even acts heroically when Keith comes down with a nasty fever, while dodging cats, owls and a guest's noisy dog. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Trivia

Six taxidermy mice were used to create the movement of ralph See more »

Goofs

Although it says on the VHS box that Fred Savage is in the film, he is actually only in the second movie called 'Runaway Ralph'. See more »

Connections

Followed by ABC Weekend Specials: Ralph S. Mouse (1991) See more »

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mondo cute!
26 April 2000 | by fabulous_kSee all my reviews

OK...I have a weird fascination for movies with talking mice and this little TV movie started it all. Ralph has the cutest voice I've ever heard and because of that, I fell in love with this movie as a child and I still love it today. No..it's effects aren't up to today's standards, but I think that adds to its charm. This movie is a pleasant way to pass the time. And if you also like talking mice movies (am I the only one?) I suggest "The Witches" as well, but do NOT see "Mousehunt". The mouse doesn't even talk and it's still the best actor in the movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1986 (USA) See more »

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Churchill Films See more »
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Color
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