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1 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
The life and work of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth caused a shift in mid-20th-century culture through his customized cars, famous T-shirts, and his creation of the "rat fink" logo.

Cast: Ann-Margret , Steve Austin , John Goodman ,

Director: Ron Mann

Genres: Documentary

Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Release Date: January 1st, 2006|1 hr. 18 min.

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  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    A nonstop cavalcade of Roth-style animation starring Rat Fink, vintage footage, artfully animated black-and-white film, and fanciful "interviews" with beautifully preserved cars of the era. show more

  • 75
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Mann (Comic Book Confidential) plays with archive, animation and music (hot soundtrack by the Sadies), illuminating another worthy counter-culture corner. Pure fun, fun, fun. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    To those filmgoers who wouldn't know Rat Fink from Barton Fink, this reviewer's advice is: Pass. The latest counterculture tribute by Mann, director of 1988's "Comic Book Confidential" and 1999's "Grass," is as proudly silly as it is informative, and it can't help that a critical amount of brand coolness gets lost in the translation. show more

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