Ratboy (1986)

Ratboy

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Movie Info

A money-hungry woman window dresser goes to her local dump in search of some random items for her displays, and discovers a boy with the face of a rat. She sees marketing $$$ here, and whisks the boy away with her. She intends to turn the ratboy into some sort of celebrity, but she gets caught up in her own second thoughts when, suddenly overcome by compassion, she realizes she's harmfully exploiting the kid.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rob Thompson
In Theaters:
Runtime:

Cast


as Nikki Morrison

as Acting Coach

as Dial-a-Prayer

as Jewell

as Billy Morrison

as Dial-A-Prayer

as Omer Morrison

as Psychic

as Catullus Cop

as Catullus Cop

as Catullus Cop

as Catullus Cop

as Derelict Ralph

as Bill

as MTV Vee-Jay

as Theater Reporter

as Kid in Car

as Girl Friend

as Mr. Manes

as Reporters at Dump

as Reporters at Dump

as Cameraman

as Merv's Guest

as Merv's Guest

as Production Assistant

as Theater Reporter

as Beggar Woman

as Lake Reporter

as Police Officer

as Gang Leader

as Studio Guard

as Singing Bag Lady

as Heavy's Bodyguard

as Stagehand

as Stagehand

as Stagehand

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Ratboy
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Critic Reviews for Ratboy

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film gestures at whimsy and heartbreak while making the broadest possible comments about Hollywood and how the machinery of fame grinds up the innocent.

Full Review… | January 26, 2015
The Dissolve

Audience Reviews for Ratboy

Fuck this fucking movie. What the fuck. Why would someone waste money on this.

patrickdol
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

Sondra Locke set out to make a heartwarming, poignant parable about the difficulties of being different. Boy, did she ever miss the boat. Every aspect of this appalling mess of a would-be modern fairy tale is misguided at best, and embarrassing at worst. The drama falls flat, the comic relief is boorish, the stabs at satire are clumsy and the main character, on whom the entire plot hinges, is a disturbing, unsympathetic blank who barely registers.

riverotter
Jonathan Yeager

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