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Willard (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 14 March 2003 (USA)
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A young man with an unusual connection to rats uses them at his own sociopathic will.

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Glen Morgan

Writers:

Glen Morgan (screenplay), Gilbert Ralston | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Crispin Glover ... Willard
R. Lee Ermey ... Mr. Martin
Laura Harring ... Cathryn (as Laura Elena Harring)
Jackie Burroughs ... Mrs. Stiles
Ashlyn Gere ... Ms. Leach (as Kimberly Patton)
William S. Taylor ... Mr. Garter
Edward Horn Edward Horn ... Colquitt
Gus Lynch Gus Lynch ... George Foxx
Laara Sadiq ... Janice Mantis
David Parker David Parker ... Detective Boxer
Ty Olsson ... Officer Salmon
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Storyline

This is the story of Willard Stiles who is a social misfit taking care of his ill and fragile but verbally abusive mother Henrietta in a musty old mansion that is also home to a colony of rats. Willard then finds himself constantly humiliated in front of his co-workers and is eventually fired by his cruel and uncaring boss, Mr. Frank Martin, a vicious man whose professional interest in Willard extends to a personal financial one. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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From small things... comes great power. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vingança de Willard See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,010,593, 16 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,886,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,546,666
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the title sequence, several images from Crispin Glover's book Rat Catching are used. In one shot a copy of Rat Catching - a red colored, hard bound book - can actually be seen. See more »

Goofs

When the rats are tearing the newspaper, the amount of damage to it is inconsistent. At one point they've torn all the way through the blue banner at the top of the page; later it is whole again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Willard's Mother: Willard! There are rats in the basement!
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Crazy Credits

Second Unit Chef Dave Carlson's credit is listed as: Cater to the Stars...DAVID CARLSON See more »

Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Ben
Written by Walter Scharf and Don Black
Performed by Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover)
Produced by Crispin Glover (as Crispin Hellion Glover) and Robert Haimer
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Crispin Glover shows his talents
16 June 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Mr. Culkin should have taken the role that this movie offered him. For an actor who is trying to prove something to the industry in Hollywood, this movie is an excellent example. Crispin Glover has had a reputation in the film industry as a strong, yet weird actor. Many of the roles that he has received makes Crispin look crazy if not odd. Here, Crispin shows his serious and comic side. The movie alone holds up as a gritty thriller. A horror movie none-the-less, Willard is an interesting film that we don't see too often. A well made movie with decent production value, the cast adds to its greatness. Much like River's Edge, the audience is left wondering where Crispin Glover came from. No longer a young actor, Crispin has worked his way up to become a veteran performer and a good actor.


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