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Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 11 March 2006 (USA)
The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director:

Ron Mann

Writers:

Adam Cawley (additional dialogue), Solomon Vesta

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth (voice)
Ted Rosnick ... Rat Fink (voice) (as Theo Rosnick)
Alex Xydias Alex Xydias ... Old-Timer (voice)
Paul Le Mat ... Cruisin' (voice)
Ann-Margret ... Heartbreaker (voice)
Dick Smothers ... Station Wagon (voice)
Tom Smothers ... Trailer (voice)
Steve Austin ... Heavy Chevy (voice)
Jay Leno ... Flamethrower (voice)
Bill Weinstein Bill Weinstein ... Bill (voice)
Marilyn Weinstein Marilyn Weinstein ... Marilyn (voice)
Robert Williams Robert Williams ... The Outlaw (voice)
Billy Gibbons ... Beatnik Bandit (voice) (as Billy F. Gibbons)
Tom Wolfe ... Tom Wolfe's Car (voice)
Brian Wilson ... The Surfite (voice)
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The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The legend of the world's greatest kustom car builder Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. [DVD box]


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of the Rat Fink See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sphinx Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

DVD supplements include several RAT FINK & BIG DADDY comic strips by Mort Todd and 'Cliff Mott'. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end credits, underneath the Panavision logo, it says: (SORRY I BROKE YOUR CAMERA) See more »

Connections

Features Dragstrip Girl (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Wheels
Written by Norman Petty
Performed by The Sadies
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Rat Fink Rules!
26 July 2006 | by wintonick-1See all my reviews

The creator of Rat Fink was one of my graphic heroes when I was younger, I tried to emulate his style, and now, because of the movie, he still is. Rat Fink rules, and so does the director of this Documentary, Ron Mann, who has given us rockin'docs about comic books, the twist and poetry in motion. Ron is one of the rare filmmakers who manage to preserve and capture important sections of American Popular Culture. He does so with wit, incredible attention to detail, music tracks, graphic presentation and engaging editing. He also seems to capture the zeitgeist in a way that no one else does in documentaryland. Who would've guessed that a film about Rat Fink could be an artful metaphor for many of the issues that define America today? I say 10 outta 10.


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