I saw this in 4th grade. It was bewildering.
directed by Clint Eastwood's girlfriend
At the time, she was no longer with Eastwood.
Ratboy was made apparently as part of a long-litigated deal between Locke and Warner Bros. who promised Locke the ability to make her own features as part of a palimony settlement with Eastwood, but as it turns out Eastwood basically paid WB to refuse any script or project she brought them. When it all got worked out, WB did end up backing a few of her projects, this being one of them.
I remember having a huge crush on Locke after The Gauntlet. Then finding out she was attached (not married) to Eastwood and ended up in a bunch of his other flicks my interest in her faded. Her biography, however is quite a Hollywood story. I'd like to try her book at some point. ("The Good, The Bad & The Very Ugly")
i remember the previews for this, i think i assumed ratboy was martin short
also this made me look back at ratboy genius, can't believe that's still going
Robert Townsend tag please.
|Binro the Heretic |
This movie actually turned out way better than it should have.
I saw this when it first hit VHS and from it's presentation and style, I assumed it was intended to be some kind of social satire, kind of like John Sayles' "Brother from Another Planet" where it was played as a kind of fish-out-of-water/heartwarming story but in a purposefully ironic way.
Once you see it, though, it's confusing if that was Locke's actual intention or what. Probably not.
Yeah, I was very young at the time but I remember it feeling pretty sincere, I think the presentation may have been the studio just trying to make some sense out of how to market it.
Pretty sure I heard Bill Mahr in there too.
|Boomer The Dog |
This might be something I want to see, but first I'd want to watch Ben and Willard, to have a rat marathon weekend.
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