Ratboy (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ratboy (1986)




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Movie Info

This drama follows an unlikely "ratboy" (S.L. Baird) after he is discovered living in a makeshift shelter in a garbage dump. Along comes Nikki Morrison (Sondra Locke, also the director) who meets the half-rodent, half-human creature and takes him over. She talks to a Hollywood producer and holds forth about him on a television talk show but when she brings ratboy to a press conference, he bolts for freedom -- enough is enough. The garbage dump was better. From that point onward, Nikki begins to change her mind about her treatment of the misbegotten creature and he develops an ambivalent feeling for her.

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Sondra Locke
as Nikki Morrison
Gerrit Graham
as Billy Morrison
Christopher Hewett
as Acting Coach
Sidney Lassick
as Dial-a-Prayer
Sydney Lassick
as Dial-A-Prayer
Louie Anderson
as Omer Morrison
Billie Bird
as Psychic
Charles Bartlett
as Catullus Cop
Lee de Broux
as Catullus Cop
Jeffrey Josephson
as Catullus Cop
Peter Looney
as Catullus Cop
Tiger Haynes
as Derelict Ralph
Nina Blackwood
as MTV Vee-Jay
Courtney Gadny
as Kid in Car
Winifred Freedman
as Girl Friend
Brett Halsey
as Mr. Manes
Steve Bassett
as Reporters at Dump
Lloyd Nelson
as Reporters at Dump
Don Sparks
as Cameraman
Durk Pearson
as Merv's Guest
Sandy Shaw
as Merv's Guest
Michael Canavan
as Production Assistant
Theresa DePaolo
as Theater Reporter
Virginia Peters
as Beggar Woman
Ed Williams
as Lake Reporter
Albert Michel Jr.
as Gang Leader
M.C. Gainey
as Police Officer
Sam Ingraffia
as Studio Guard
Dahlia Pujol
as Singing Bag Lady
Clifford Shegog
as Heavy's Bodyguard
Casey Sander
as Stagehand
Bob Yerkes
as Stagehand
Mike Johnson
as Stagehand
Jon Lovitz
as Party Guest
Bill Maher
as Party Guest
George McGrath
as Party Guest
Diz McNally
as Party Guest
Wendi Morrison
as Party Guest
Jonathan Schmock
as Party Guest
Julie Silliman
as Party Guest
James Vallely
as Party Guest
Kathleen Wilhoite
as Party Guest
Karen Witter
as Party Guest
Don Woodard
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for Ratboy

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

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.

January 26, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Ratboy is a perplexing movie about a perplexing hero - a little creature that is half human and half rat and combines all of the least interesting characteristics of both species.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

You'd think Locke would have learned SOMETHING from Clint Eastwood.

January 1, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Astonishing what you can do if you're Clint Eastwood's girlfriend.

November 12, 2002 | Rating: 2/5


August 30, 2002 | Rating: 0/5

Audience Reviews for Ratboy

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

Patrick Dolan
Patrick Dolan

Super Reviewer

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