A social misfit, Willard is made fun of by his co-workers, and squeezed out of the company started by his deceased father by his boss. His only friends are a couple of rats he raised at home, Ben and Socrates.
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I liked the remake with Crispin Glover back then, but the original is pretty good since Bruce Davison does a fine job playing the title role and that music by Alex North... is amazing! This version (to me) plays like an average drama film at first until some horror gets thrown later. It does have some lighter moments in between while the remake is darker in my opinion. After all, a rat would be man's best friend.