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Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 11 March 2006 (USA)
The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director:

Ron Mann

Writers:

Adam Cawley (additional dialogue), Solomon Vesta

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth (voice)
Ted Rosnick ... Rat Fink (voice) (as Theo Rosnick)
Alex Xydias Alex Xydias ... Old-Timer (voice)
Paul Le Mat ... Cruisin' (voice)
Ann-Margret ... Heartbreaker (voice)
Dick Smothers ... Station Wagon (voice)
Tom Smothers ... Trailer (voice)
Steve Austin ... Heavy Chevy (voice)
Jay Leno ... Flamethrower (voice)
Bill Weinstein Bill Weinstein ... Bill (voice)
Marilyn Weinstein Marilyn Weinstein ... Marilyn (voice)
Robert Williams Robert Williams ... The Outlaw (voice)
Billy Gibbons ... Beatnik Bandit (voice) (as Billy F. Gibbons)
Tom Wolfe ... Tom Wolfe's Car (voice)
Brian Wilson ... The Surfite (voice)
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The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The legend of the world's greatest kustom car builder Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. [DVD box]


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

DVD supplements include several RAT FINK & BIG DADDY comic strips by Mort Todd and 'Cliff Mott'. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end credits, underneath the Panavision logo, it says: (SORRY I BROKE YOUR CAMERA) See more »

Connections

Features Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Matador
By The Sadies
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Ed Roth Would Love it!
19 May 2006 | by dchodSee all my reviews

As a member of Rat Finks of America, I have a very high standard for all that is Fink, and Ron Mann's "Tales of a Rat Fink" did not disappoint. This jacked-up semi-animated documentary of the hotrod culture's greatest patriarch, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth is a film that entertains and teaches us how and why we are obsessed with customizing cars. Roth was an enigmatic soul, a freethinker and rule breaker, and Mann has captured his essence with original film making and stylized story telling. Though he was an iconoclast, Roth wanted his work to appeal to all audiences--kids and adults, and this film follows in that image. There is so much detail and substance here, yet the film speeds by and changes lanes as necessary without refueling. It was a joy to watch and will serve generations to come. Long live Rat Fink!!


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of the Rat Fink See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sphinx Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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