A Rat's Tale Movie Review 1998

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"Romeo & Juliet" for rats. A regular Joe, Manhattanite Monty Mad-Rat meets Isabella Noble-Rat, the daughter of the rat President, and soon Monty is a goner for this out-of-reach rodent whose family disapproves of the common sewer creature. Adding to the intrigue, a land developer (Ostendorf) appears with a scheme to obliterate the rat population and build a parking garage. The rats band together to raise money to buy their land and prevent ratricide. Admirably lo-tech, kid pic nonetheless suffers from the cute but expressionless and very much wired marionettes playing the rats--they're no muppets--and the broadly characterized roles of the human actors (Hutton, Stiller and D'Angelo). Marionettes complements of Germany's Augsburger Puppet Theatre. Based on the book by Tor Seidler.


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Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Puppets, Nice Mice, Race Against Time, New York, New York
Werner Morganrath, Peter Scheerbaum
Lauren Hutton, Jerry Stiller, Beverly D'Angelo, Josef Ostendorf
Piotr Lenar
Michael F. Huse
Frederic Talgorn
Dee Bradley Baker, Lynsey Bartilson, Donald Arthur, Ray Guth, Scott MacDonald

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