Ratcatcher

"Very Good"

Ratcatcher Review


In case it hasn't been made clear by a dozen or so films already, being a slum kid in a city like Glasgow sucks -- hard. Poor James (William Eadie) deals with a deadbeat dad and a hysterical mother, haunted by the memory of her other son, who drowned in the local canal. James's ostensible "friends" are the local bullies -- the only person he has a real connection with is the local teenage whore. In a world dominated by rats and other vermin, James tries to find his way the best he can -- which isn't saying a whole lot. Gritty and realistic, yet flecked with curious scenes of surreality, Ratcatcher is a bit better than this kind of fare usually turns out, difficult but rewarding.


Ratcatcher

Facts and Figures

Run time: 94 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th November 1999

Production compaines: BBC Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

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Director:

Producer:

Starring: as James Gillespie, as Da, as Ma, as Ellen, Lynne Ramsay Jr. as Anne Marie (as Lynne Ramsay Jnr.), as Margaret Anne, as Kenny, as Mrs. Quinn, James Ramsay as Mr. Quinn, Anne McLean as Mrs. Fowler, Craig Bonar as Matt Monroe, Andrew McKenna as Billy, Mick Maharg as Stef, James Montgomery as Hammy, Thomas McTaggart as Ryan, as Tommy, Stephen Sloan as Mackie, Molly Innes as Miss McDonald, as Mr. Mohan, as Insurance Man, Ann Marie Lafferty as Rita (as Anne Marie Lafferty), Bessie McDonald as Elderly Lady, Leanne Jenkins as Kitten Girl, Dougie Jones as Scavenger, Joe McCrone as Scavenger, James Watson as Bus Driver, Stephen Purdon as Boy on Bike, Marion Connell as Jesse, Robert Farrell as Boy, Donnie McMillan as Artie, as Anne Marie's Friend, as Gordon (uncredited), Chris McElhill as Boy in Street (uncredited)

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