Cover of VHS release
|Directed by||Sondra Locke|
|Produced by||Fritz Manes|
|Written by||Rob Thompson|
|Music by||Lennie Niehaus|
|Edited by||Joel Cox|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|October 17, 1986 (USA)|
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.
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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