I Was a Rat

I Was a Rat

Director: Laurie Lynd Cast: Calum Worthy, Tom Conti, Brenda Fricker

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I Was a Rat

Based on the children's book by Philip Pullman, Laurie Lynd's I Was a Rat is a feature-length fable originally made as a three-part BBC miniseries. A reworking of a popular fairy tale, the story opens with a young abandoned pageboy (Calum Worthy) taken in by a childless couple: the aging cobbler Bob (Tom Conti) and domestic worker Joan (Brenda Fricker). Nicknamed Roger, the pageboy claims that he isn't human at all but a rat, which attracts the interest of the Daily Scourge newspaper, a mad scientist, and a carnival owner named Oliver Tapscrew (Don McKellar). The search for Roger's real home is accompanied by the story of Lady Aurelia (Katie Blake) and her prince (James Millard).

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2008
UPC: 0625828201493
Original Release: 2002
Rating: G
Source: Peace Arch Trinity
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:40:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Calum Worthy Roger
Tom Conti Bob
Brenda Fricker Joan
Katie Blake Actor
James Millard Actor
Ned Beatty Actor
Stephen Ouimette Actor
Don McKellar Actor
Sheila McCarthy Actor
Karl Pruner Actor
Edward Fox Actor
Gerard Murphy Actor

Technical Credits
Laurie Lynd Director
Nick Bicât Score Composer
Richard Carpenter Screenwriter
Richard Carpenter Screenwriter
Nancy Chapelle Executive Producer
Kevin Gillis Executive Producer
Venita Gribble Production Designer
Gerald Packer Cinematographer
Paul Brown Producer
Andrew Rowley Producer
Elaine Sperber Executive Producer
Brett Sullivan Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Was A Rat
1. Opening Credits [1:52]
2. Taken In [2:50]
3. This Is Big News [7:43]
4. A Quick Snack [9:00]
5. First Day Of School [4:18]
6. Diner For Two [5:53]
7. Going To the Pub [10:52]
8. Rat Boy [9:05]
9. A Speedy Escape [21:33]
10. At the Laboratory [20:28]
11. Safe At Last [7:11]
12. Closing Credits [1:43]

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