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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the beginning of the film, when Roddy is going through his wardrobe, the outfit he chooses is an Elvis Presley-style rhinestone jumpsuit. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene with Rita and Roddy vs. the other rats, the view towards the bow of the boat shows hanging signs. The reverse view shows the exact same signs in the exact same positions as if the boat were headed in the opposite direction. 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

There is a scene in the closing credits: Roddy's owners return to their apartment with a pet cat, to Sid's horror.

Then the Tom Jones song "What's New Pussycat?" plays over the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Death in Venice (1971) See more »

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Mr. Lonely
Written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allan
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Just call me an English Fool
5 November 2006 | by bostonlatinSee all my reviews

The fact that I could be entertained by another one of these animated talking animal movies is a miracle. Is this number 1000 over the past 2 years? I just love English sarcasm, wit, dryness that strikes a chord in these old bones. The great news, nobody was in drag.

During the movie, there are inside English jokes that Americans may not understand such as "England loses on penalty kicks" which is a modern football tradition in the UK and the English love of knick knacks. The singing slugs don't do it for me but the kids liked them.

I highly recommend this movie even if you are sick of computer animated talking animals.


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