Ratboy

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Ratboy
Poster of the movie Ratboy.jpg
Directed by Sondra Locke
Produced by Fritz Manes
Written by Rob Thompson
Starring Sondra Locke
Robert Townsend
Christopher Hewett
Bill Maher
Larry Hankin
Sydney Lassick
Gerrit Graham
Louie Anderson
Sharon Baird
John Witherspoon
Ross White
Music by Lennie Niehaus
Cinematography Bruce Surtees
Edited by Joel Cox
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) October 17, 1986 (USA)
Running time 104 min.
Language English

Ratboy is a film released in 1986 and directed by and starring Sondra Locke.[1]

The film had a troubled production and was both a critical and commercial failure (which resulted in Locke receiving a Razzie nomination for Worst Actress). The film's make-up effects were designed by Rick Baker.

Ratboy did however receive better reviews in European countries, especially France, winning the Deauville American Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

A failed window dresser named Nikki (Sondra Locke) overhears of a mysterious Ratboy named Eugene (Sharon Baird, billed in the credits as "S. L. Baird") while dumpster diving at a dump. After finding and befriending him, Nikki makes several attempts at exploiting his uniqueness to the public. At the same time, Eugene wishes to avoid public attention. There is never any explanation for Ratboy's existence as a human/rat hybrid.

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