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Rat Fink (1965)

Director:

James Landis

Writers:

Matthew Cheney (original story), James Landis (screenplay) (as J. Landis) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Schuyler Hayden ... Lonnie Price
Hal Bokar Hal Bokar ... Paul Finlay
Judy Hughes Judy Hughes ... Betty Larsen
Warrene Ott Warrene Ott ... Vera Finlay
Don Snyder Don Snyder ... Tommy Loomis
Eve Brenner ... Mrs. Dunkirk
Alice Reinheart Alice Reinheart ... Lonnie's Mother (as Alice Reinheardt)
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... Lonnie's Father
Sirkka Ottonen Sirkka Ottonen
Anna Stephen Anna Stephen
Peter Wilkins Peter Wilkins
The Futuras The Futuras ... The Futuras
David Reed David Reed ... Mr. Zsigmond--Man at Bar
Ernie Crites Ernie Crites
Chuck Harrod Chuck Harrod
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A "Rat Fink" likes women, bars and expensive cars. How do you describe a movie like this... you don't... you see it! Even if we could... we wouldn't dare!

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A psychotic folk-rocker takes a trip to oblivion
11 June 2017 | by joblaSee all my reviews

There just aren't many films about psychotic folk-rockers, but this long thought-lost 1965 psychodrama blazes that trail. Schuyler Hayden portrays a mentally disturbed young musician who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. The film is a low-budget affair, but director James "THE SADIST" Landis and the soon-to-be-famous cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond have crafted an edgy portrait of narcissism run rampant.

Aside from the expressionistic B&W cinematography, Ronald Stein's pulsating rock 'n' roll score contributes nervous energy to the events on screen. The music is somewhat reminiscent of the great "orchestral rockabilly" score that accompanied the car chases in Robert Mitchum's THUNDER ROAD.

Like 1960's PRIVATE PROPERTY (which also disappeared from the marketplace in the mid-1960's), RAT FINK has been unearthed more than 50 years after its final drive-in theater engagement. It's great to have these long-unseen films resurface on Blu-ray.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wild and Willing See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Genesis See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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