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Ratboy (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 17 October 1986 (USA)
Several shady and shallow people try to profit, one after the other, from a physically deformed teenager whose face looks like a snout of a rodent and who lives hidden in a city garbage dump, alone and miserable.

Director:

Sondra Locke

Writer:

Rob Thompson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sondra Locke ... Nikki Morrison
Robert Townsend ... Manny
Christopher Hewett ... Acting Coach
Larry Hankin ... Robert Jewell
Sydney Lassick ... Lee 'Dial-A-Prayer'
Gerrit Graham ... Billy Morrison
Louie Anderson ... Omer Morrison
Sharon Baird ... Ratboy (as S. L. Baird)
Billie Bird ... Psychic
John Witherspoon ... Heavy
Charles Bartlett ... Catullus Cop
Lee de Broux ... Catullus Cop
Jeffrey Josephson Jeffrey Josephson ... Catullus Cop
Peter Looney ... Catullus Cop
Tiger Haynes Tiger Haynes ... Derelict Ralph
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Storyline

A physically deformed and somewhat feral teenager whose face looks like the snout of a rodent lives in solitude and misery in a city dump. Two rednecks come across his lair and kidnap him. They inform the papers about their find in case someone might want to see or interview the "Ratboy". Only Nikki, a bored fired window dresser pretending to be a reporter shows up. She wants to profit off of the child as well, so she calls the cops who arrest the rednecks and she takes the child with her to her flat. She and her two dummy brothers try to think of a way to profit on the boy, but he tends to get easily agitated and depressed and no one wants anything to do with him except possibly hurt him emotionally or even physically. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

it's so hard to be different...

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratboy - Perdido na Multidão See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Malpaso Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debut film as a director for Sondra Locke. See more »

Goofs

During the drive through Hollywood, shots from the driver's side of the car show Hollywood Blvd., but shots from the passenger's side show Sunset Blvd. See more »

Connections

References The Merv Griffin Show (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get Mental
Written by Dennis Matkosky, Danny Sembello and David Batteau
Performed by Lynn Davis
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Ratboy: why movies should never have been invented
12 July 2001 | by netwerk23See all my reviews

Read the other comments about this "film" and you'll hear some attempts to treat it nicely; ie it was emotional, charismatic, etc. These people have no taste and are single-handedly keeping Jerry Bruckheimer (sic) in business. Ratboy is horrible. Horrible horrible. And, not even in a self-conscious manner, as if to poke fun of itself. People, i ask you to please go see this and start appreciating quality films again. "Ratboy the Pimp" is a moment worth remembering for the rest of your lives. It's so bad it hurts me in a special place. Horrible. In fact, it's so bad, that i need to invent a new word to describe it: Natoosh. A movie is "natoosh" when it extends the boundaries of bad film. When it redefines our core values of good and evil, well, that's natoosh. Ratboy is Natoosh to the extreme. I pray for humanity...


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