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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

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David Bowers, Sam Fell

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Dick Clement (screenplay by), Ian La Frenais (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Roddy (voice)
Kate Winslet ... Rita (voice)
Ian McKellen ... The Toad (voice)
Jean Reno ... Le Frog (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Whitey (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Spike (voice)
Shane Richie ... Sid (voice)
Kathy Burke ... Rita's Mum (voice)
David Suchet ... Rita's Dad (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Rita's Grandma (voice)
Rachel Rawlinson Rachel Rawlinson ... Tabitha (voice)
Susan Duerden ... Mother (voice)
Miles Richardson ... Father (voice)
John Motson ... Football Commentator (voice)
Douglas Weston ... Newspaper Seller (voice)
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Storyline

Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced... literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin - that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog. Written by DreamWorks SKG

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratropolis See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,814,323, 5 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,665,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,120,010
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Nighy and Andy Serkis, who portrayed Whitey and Spike respectively, also played motion captured villains in famous movie franchises. Serkis portrayed Gollum in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings film franchises, while Nighy portrayed Davy Jones in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. See more »

Goofs

During the sequence with Roddy and Rita and the ruby, the "Jammie Dodger" passes by the same scenery on shore twice. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: Car's here.
Father: It's nine o' clock already, we're going to miss our flight.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, slugs crawl on and off screen, interacting with the credit text. See more »

Alternate Versions

Distributors choose to remove mild language from the film after an advice viewing from the BBFC suggested that it would not be acceptable for a U rating. As a result, words such as "bloody" and "bugger" were replaced with "blinkin'" and "bother". After the changes had been made, the BBFC passed the film with a U rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Bohemian Like You
Written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (as Courtney Taylor)
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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My favorite Aardman feature so far
5 November 2006 | by somfSee all my reviews

Wallace and Gromit are critics darlings. Chicken Run had great reviews as well. I liked all those animated films somewhat, but I never understood their appeal to the critics. To me they were just so-so. This film has not done as well with the critics. It retains somewhat the look of the aforementioned claymation that Aardman is so famous for, but as most people reading this are probably well aware, it is strictly computer animated fare. I truly enjoyed it more than the other films by the talented animators at Aardman. Not a lot more. I much preferred the Shrek films and The Incredibles for recent animated greats. But you could do a lot worse than spending 90 minutes with your kids in a theater watching Flushed Away. ( The film across the hall at my multiplex comes to mind as I really did not want to go watch Tim Allen in a Santa suit for a third time.) The slugs (or perhaps they were leeches) were my favorite characters in the film. I found myself laughing a lot at their antics, sound effects and musical talent. I had fun. Nothing great but a good deal of fun.


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