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Release Date: March 14, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «When the cat's away, the rats will play.»
Genres    :   Horror, Drama, Thriller
Production Companies    :   Hard Eight Pictures, New Line Cinema
Director    :   Glen Morgan
Producers    :   John Papsidera, Heike Brandstatter, Coreen Mayrs, Toby Emmerich, Bill Carraro, James Wong, Richard Brener, Glen Morgan, Wendy O'Brien
Writers    :   Glen Morgan, Gilbert Ralston, Stephen Gilbert
RunTime    :   100 mins.
Budget    :   22000000
Revenue    :   8564586

Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother and his father's old partner, Frank. Soon it becomes clear that the brood of rodents is ready and willing to exact a vicious, deadly revenge on anyone who dares to bully their sensitive new master.

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