Of Unknown Origin (1983)
Release Date: Nov 23, 1983 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 1,231
When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter Weller) is home alone in his Manhattan apartment, trying to work out a major change in his trust company when a noisy rat starts scratching around his periphery, and he becomes obsessed with exterminating it. By the time Hughes is through, his whole apartment is
Nov 23, 1983 Wide
Aug 5, 2003
Warner Home Video
Lawrence Z. Dane
Louis Del Grande
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It's ultimately clear that Of Unknown Origin might've worked as a half hour short yet is simply unable to sustain an 88 minute running time...
Pretty typical tale of how rats will occasionally go nuts and start devouring humans. Peter Weller brings some gravity to the ratty affair.
An intelligent overlooked horror film about writer's block.
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