Of Unknown Origin

Of Unknown Origin

Director: George Pan Cosmatos

Cast: George Pan Cosmatos, Peter Weller, Jennifer Dale, Lawrence Z. Dane

     
 
When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter Weller) is home alone in his Manhattan apartment, trying to work out a major change in his trust company when a noisy rat starts

Overview

When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter Weller) is home alone in his Manhattan apartment, trying to work out a major change in his trust company when a noisy rat starts scratching around his periphery, and he becomes obsessed with exterminating it. By the time Hughes is through, his whole apartment is nearly exterminated -- and his friends are keeping their distance due to his rat-mania. (In the middle of a business dinner he brings up the topic of rats served as "stringy chicken" in an Asian country.) Rats may be Of Unknown Origin, but more than their questionable hygiene and genealogy is needed to frighten viewers.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
UPC:
0085392432622
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Feature-length audio commentary by Peter Weller and director George P. Cosmatos; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Cast/director/writer film highlights; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Weller Bart Hughes
Jennifer Dale Lorrie Wells
Lawrence Z. Dane Eliot Riverton
Kenneth Welsh James Hall
Louis del Grande Clete
Shannon Tweed Meg Hughes
Keith Knight Hardware salesman
Maury Chaykin Dan Errol
Leif Anderson Peter Hughes
Gayle Garfinkle Janis
Bronwen Mantel Florence
Earl Pennington Thompson

Technical Credits
George Pan Cosmatos Director
Serge Bureau Set Decoration/Design
Don Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Louis Craig Special Effects
Pierre David Executive Producer
Stephan Dupuis Makeup Special Effects
John Fretz Asst. Director
Jacques Godbout Special Effects
Paul-Andre Guerin Costumes/Costume Designer
Claude Heroux Producer
Rose Marie McSherry Art Director
Anne Pritchard Production Designer
Roberto Silvi Editor
Brian Taggert Screenwriter
René Verzier Cinematographer
Ken Wannberg Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Morning Credits [2:14]
2. Eyes on the Prize [3:19]
3. Two-Week Deadline [3:50]
4. Intelligent? [4:14]
5. A Survivor [5:07]
6. Enemy Profile [4:55]
7. Dinner Talk [4:16]
8. Water Torture [6:09]
9. Can We All Play? [2:38]
10. Mom Gets Tough [3:53]
11. All Is Not Easy [4:33]
12. Who You're Dealing With [3:31]
13. Night-Long Nightmare [5:07]
14. Kitty Litter [:45]
15. Sour Notes [4:05]
16. Go Away, Lorrie [4:15]
17. Hate at First Bite [5:00]
18. All the Trappings [4:38]
19. Leave Us Alone [3:23]
20. Lethal Weapon [2:00]
21. Rat Race [4:04]
22. Basement Battle [2:48]
23. I Had a Party (End Credits) [3:59]

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