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Willard (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 March 2003 (USA)
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A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

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Glen Morgan

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Glen Morgan (screenplay), Gilbert Ralston | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Crispin Glover ... Willard
R. Lee Ermey ... Mr. Martin
Laura Harring ... Cathryn (as Laura Elena Harring)
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Stiles
Ashlyn Gere ... Ms. Leach (as Kimberly Patton)
William S. Taylor ... Mr. Garter
Edward Horn Edward Horn ... Colquitt
Gus Lynch Gus Lynch ... George Foxx
Laara Sadiq ... Janice Mantis
David Parker David Parker ... Detective Boxer
Ty Olsson ... Officer Salmon
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Storyline

This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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When the cat's away, the rats will play. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,000,000, 16 March 2003

Gross USA:

$6,886,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,564,586
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The brand name on the container of nuts Willard first feeds to the rats is 'Numm Nuts.' See more »

Goofs

The coroner's printed form listing Willard's father's personal effects is misspelled "Personal Affects". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willard's Mother: Willard! There are rats in the basement!
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Rats horror film
7 July 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie centers about Crispin Glover a quirky and lone man about thirty years old . He lives with her ill mother and amount of mouses into his home . He has got as enemy to the office chief . Rats will help him to revenge .

The film will have to flee whom don't like the rats because they appear in everyone shots , close-ups , foreground and background of the flick . There are thousand rats and they have been made by animatronics and computer generator specials effects(FX).

Acting by Crispin Glover is excellent , interpreting to Willard as a twisted mind is fantastic , likeness to Norman Bates/Anthony Perkins of Psychosis . R. Lee Ermey as the evil and villain chief is perfect such as his acting in ¨Full metal jacket¨ , Laura Elena Harring (Mulholland drive) is cute .

Direction by Glen Morgan is nicely made , cinematography by Robert MacLachlan is first-rate and Shirley Walker's musical score is gorgeous.

It's a remake to another 1971 film featured by Bruce Davison who only appears in photography as Willard's father into this 2003 film.

Rating 6/10 , average .


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