The Rats (2002 film)

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The Rats
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Directed by John Lafia
Produced by Robert W. Cort
Written by Frank Deasy
Starring Mädchen Amick
Vincent Spano
Music by Elia Cmiral
Cinematography David Foreman
Edited by Michael N. Knue
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
94 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Rats is a 2002 made-for-TV horror film directed by John Lafia.[1] It is about a clan of rats transformed into man-eating killers as of part of a DNA research test who overtake a Manhattan department store and threaten to overrun New York City. It was known as The Colony before it was released.[citation needed]


In Manhattan, when a client is bitten by a rat in the dressing room of the Garsons Department Store and contracts Weil's disease, the manager Susan Costello is assigned to hire and help the best exterminator in New York, Jack Carver. Jack and his assistant Ty find a colony of mutant rats and try to convince the health department administrator and former partner of Jack, Ray Jarrett, how serious the infestation is. But the politician Ray is interested in covering the problem to protect economical interests of powerful groups.



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