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The Year of the Rat (2003)

Video | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

Making a studio film is a huge collaborative effort, whether it's an epic period blockbuster or a small horror movie about a lonely man and his pet rat. This is a behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the filmmaking process of the ...See moreMaking a studio film is a huge collaborative effort, whether it's an epic period blockbuster or a small horror movie about a lonely man and his pet rat. This is a behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the filmmaking process of the feature film, "Willard" through the eyes of a film student, who soon discovers that making movies isn't anywhere near as glamourous as those EPK specials would like the public to believe. "The Year of the Rat" exposes the innards of filmmaking in such a way that even without the glamour, it doesn't make the process any less fascinating or romantic an idea; that we can still find the making of a movie about killer rats an amazing and compulsive act. Written by Anonymous See less
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Oct 7, 2003 (United States)

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James Wong
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Robert McLachlan
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Casey Hotchkiss
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Bill Carraro
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Mark S. Freeborn
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Boone Narr
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William Shane Grisco
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Mark Harden
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Jack Hardy
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James Coblentz
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Kristen Cloke
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Crispin Glover
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Matt Swan
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Julie Ng
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Jack Cruikshank
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Jackie Burroughs
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Helga Ungurait
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John Harkin
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Roger Scott Russell
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Laura Harring
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Lou Bollo
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Rick Lazzarini
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Michael Chmara
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Rick Pearce
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Brian Trudell
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Bob Comer
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Jaap Broeker
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Glen Forrieter
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Winslow Morgan
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Shirley Walker
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Dave McMoyler
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Robert Shaye
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Glen Morgan
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R. Lee Ermey
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8.7 / 10 | 79 votes