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"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sara Downing ... Samantha / Jennifer
Amy Parks Amy Parks ... Maureen
Bailey Chase ... Johnny Falls
Michael Zelniker ... Ernst
Sean Cullen ... Lenny
Michael Hagerty ... Michael
Tarri Markel ... Naomi
Ron Perlman ... Dr. William Winslow
Patrick Dreikauss Patrick Dreikauss ... Morgan
Eileen Grubba ... Rose
Dessy Tenekedjieva ... Cypress (as Desislava Tenekedjieva)
John Paul Young John Paul Young ... Hans: The Exterminator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matthew Brunwasser Matthew Brunwasser ... Policeman
Denise Dowse ... Matilda
Adam Gierasch ... Jim
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"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a safe harbor for the chronically drug-addicted rich and famous, especially the sons and daughters of the above, whose families have tried everything. "The Institute" is also for the once-famous, who, having bottomed out, also have no where else to turn but Brookdale. Investigating possible health code violations, "Jennifer/Samantha", (Sara Downing), a career-driven reporter for "The Philadelphia Enquirer", checks in under the guise of a patient, in hope of getting a hot story. Unbeknownst to her, the real scoop is much more awesome then even she could write about, should she live to tell. Brookdale is infested with super-intelligent, supernaturally empowered killer rats, a by-product of forgotten experiments conducted by "Dr. William Winslow" (Ron Perlman), the Chief Psychiatrist at Brookdale. Winslow ... Written by John Paul Young <_jpy@johnpaulyoung.com>>

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Killer Rats See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Scary if you live in a sewer
19 August 2006 | by SandcoolerSee all my reviews

A bunch of scary glowing rats go out for some food and terrorise a nearby mental institution. Apparently, they're so bloodthirsty because they all want to suck up to their master, a gigantic superrat who makes them perform Satanic rituals and chant Barry Manilow songs. There isn't much to say about this movie, you've seen it all before. It's mostly boredom, but there are in fact two scary moments, namely the bathtub scene where suddenly a giant CGI rat comes out of a CGI nowhere and some other rat licking up blood, which is goddamn creepy. Don't do that, rat. Generally this thing just isn't entertaining. If you want a good killer rat movie, well I can be of no assistance.


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