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Flushed Away (2006)

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The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors:

David Bowers, Sam Fell

Writers:

Dick Clement (screenplay by), Ian La Frenais (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Jackman ... Roddy (voice)
Kate Winslet ... Rita (voice)
Ian McKellen ... The Toad (voice)
Jean Reno ... Le Frog (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Whitey (voice)
Andy Serkis ... Spike (voice)
Shane Richie ... Sid (voice)
Kathy Burke ... Rita's Mum (voice)
David Suchet ... Rita's Dad (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Rita's Grandma (voice)
Rachel Rawlinson Rachel Rawlinson ... Tabitha (voice)
Susan Duerden ... Mother (voice)
Miles Richardson ... Father (voice)
John Motson ... Football Commentator (voice)
Douglas Weston Douglas Weston ... Newspaper Seller (voice)
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Storyline

Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society mouse" who lives the life of a beloved pet in a posh Kensington flat. When a sewer rat named Sid comes spewing out of the sink and decides he's hit the jackpot, Roddy schemes to rid himself of the pest by luring him into the "whirlpool." Sid may be an ignorant slob, but he's no fool, so it is Roddy who winds up being flushed away into the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. There Roddy meets Rita, an enterprising scavenger who works the sewers in her faithful boat, the Jammy Dodger. Roddy immediately wants out, or rather, up; Rita wants to be paid for her trouble; and, speaking of trouble, the villainous Toad - who royally despises all rodents equally, making no distinction between mice and rats--wants them iced... literally. The Toad dispatches his two hapless hench-rats, Spike and Whitey, to get the job done. When they fail, the Toad has no choice but to send to France for his cousin - that dreaded mercenary, Le Frog. Written by DreamWorks SKG

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ratropolis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$149,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,814,323, 5 November 2006

Gross USA:

$64,665,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$178,120,010
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Roddy (Hugh Jackman) and Rita (Kate Winslet) are in the fridge, one of the frozen rats is parodying Han Solo, in his famous carbonite pose from Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Roddy falls onto the drawing at the city. Up above him the shot shows he landed in the middle, away from the trees in the picture. In the next shot where he gets up, his right leg is on the trees. How could he land in the middle then all of a sudden appear in another position? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: Car's here.
Father: It's nine o' clock already, we're going to miss our flight.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, slugs crawl on and off screen, interacting with the credit text. See more »

Alternate Versions

Distributors choose to remove mild language from the film after an advice viewing from the BBFC suggested that it would not be acceptable for a U rating. As a result, words such as "bloody" and "bugger" were replaced with "blinkin'" and "bother". After the changes had been made, the BBFC passed the film with a U rating. See more »

Connections

References Madagascar (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Ice Cold Rita
Written by Joe Keenan & Keith Baxter
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User Reviews

 
Super cute!
31 October 2006 | by rfarra4100See all my reviews

This film didn't sound appealing to me when I first heard about it; a rat society living in the underground waterways of England wasn't my idea of an interesting movie. But, I was invited to see a screening of it recently, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised after seeing it! This film is different, exciting, adventurous, and fun to watch! I liked Rita (Kate Winslet) the best, but that's if I had to choose one character. Roddy (Hugh Jackman) was the star though. The little slugs singing on the side are cute in their own way too. The underlying message of how important family and friends are is well done. It's great for the whole family!


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