Ratboy, the dramatic tail (get it TAIL) of a misunderstood half boy half rat who is exploited by a black guy and Clint Eastwood's girlfriend. Many critics dismissed the film as trash upon it's release, but failed to address the very serious subject matter underlying in the story. The film is a tail (get it TAIL lol) of social class opression, a commentary on society's prejudice against rat people, and a story of economic struggle and America's lust for money.
Sure this may be NASCAR driver Kyle Busch's favorite movie, but aside from that, this film has gotten no recognition as the contemperary classic that it is.
Ratboy went on to inspire such films as Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, The Hurt Locker, and Dr. Dolittle 2
I bought it from the second hand shop 'Cash Converters' on the basis that there was a bloke in the pub we used to drink in who we used to call 'Ratboy' behind his back.
It tries to be the film "Mask" - only with a Ratboy rather than an ugly bloke - but it fails.
My favourite moment was when Ratboy became famous and, to make the most of his fame, started smoking a pipe. Genius. Or rather, idiocy.
Sondra Locke should be ashamed.