Plot & Details
This drama follows an unlikely "ratboy" (S.L. Baird) after he is discovered living in a makeshift shelter in a garbage dump. Along comes Nikki Morrison (Sondra Locke, also the director) who meets the half-rodent, half-human creature and takes him over. She talks to a Hollywood producer and holds forth about him on a television talk show but when she brings ratboy to a press conference, he bolts for freedom -- enough is enough. The garbage dump was better. From that point onward, Nikki begins to change her mind about her treatment of the misbegotten creature and he develops an ambivalent feeling for her.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/1986
- Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
- Director(s): Sondra Locke
- Starring: Sondra Locke , Robert Townsend , Christopher Hewett , Larry Hankin , Sidney Lassick
- Themes: Mutants,Culture Clash,Fighting the System
- Tone: Disturbing,Drab,Grim,Irreverent,Tense
- Keywords: allegory, capture, celebrity, deformity, exploitation, fame, journalism, manager, mutant, scheme, transformation, con/scam, show-business
- Country of Origin: USA (10-17-1986)
- Language: English