• Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

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Release Date: October 6th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 31st, 2006

Not Yet Rated|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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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