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The Rat Thing (2007)

| Comedy | 2007 (USA)
Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Keresey

Writer:

Kevin Keresey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Keresey ... Jack Kelly
Michael McGee ... Joey Flanagan
Charmaine Cruz ... Irene
Holly Fulger ... Barbara Jean
Graham Beckel ... Joey's Boss
Gloria Allred ... Herself
Dana Lee ... Judge
Kevin Owers Kevin Owers ... Yacht Salesman
Tyrone Dyse Tyrone Dyse ... Ty - Electronic Plant Foreman
Laurence Coven Laurence Coven ... Liquor Store Owner
Garret Mathany Garret Mathany ... Pet Store Clerk
Ron Bottitta ... The Priest
Joey Gaynor Joey Gaynor ... Nightmare Judge
Anthony Griffith ... TV Reporter
Dan McColgan ... Security guard
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Storyline

Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a wild get-rich-quick scheme in a last ditch attempt to solve "all of their problems". The far-fetched scheme involves one of them being bitten by a rat in a major supermarket with the fantastical hopes of winning an outrageously huge settlement. What transpires is a perfect example of "the best laid plans of mice and men" where reality trumps delusion and, in one comic turn after another, depravity gives way to humanity. Written by Kevin Keresey

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When the best laid plans of mice and men are no longer enough...

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Relentless Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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What indie film making is all about
20 June 2008 | by scott-2172See all my reviews

The Rat Thing is a lesson in how to make a fantastic yet commercial independent film without sacrificing production value or vision. If this were a star-studded studio feature it would have already grossed $100,000,000 before the end of its third week. With studios consolidating or eliminating their indie production companies on a daily basis, The Rat Thing would be a wise acquisition to re-establish any major distributor's street cred. The characters are incredibly saturated with depth yet the screenplay is simple and straight forward. This is the kind of movie that once you see it, you want to become a champion of it and shout about it from the rooftops. With the right distributor and the tlc needed to support its distribution The Rat thing has the ability to generate the kind of response and returns that little gems like My Big Fat Greek Wedding was able to achieve.


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