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Of Unknown Origin Details


When a banking executive tries to outsmart an enormous and seriously pesky rat, it is a case of a battle of wits between two unarmed opponents in this tedious rodent horror treatise on the multiple dangers of rats. Bert Hughes (Peter Weller) is home alone in his Manhattan apartment, trying to work out a major change in his trust company when a noisy rat starts scratching around his periphery, and he becomes obsessed with exterminating it. By the time Hughes is through, his whole apartment is nearly exterminated -- and his friends are keeping their distance due to his rat-mania. (In the middle of a business dinner he brings up the topic of rats served as "stringy chicken" in an Asian country.) Rats may be Of Unknown Origin, but more than their questionable hygiene and genealogy is needed to frighten viewers. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Peter Weller
as Bart Hughes
Jennifer Dale
as Lorrie Wells
Lawrence Z. Dane
as Eliot Riverton
Kenneth Welsh
as James Hall
Louis del Grande
as Clete
Shannon Tweed
as Meg Hughes
Maury Chaykin
as Dan Errol
Leif Anderson
as Peter Hughes
Gayle Garfinkle
as Janis
Bronwen Mantel
as Florence
Earl Pennington
as Thompson
Bronwen Mantel
as Florence
Gayle Garfinkle
as Janis


George Pan Cosmatos
Claude Heroux
Pierre David
Brian Taggert
Ken Wannberg
Composer (Music Score)
Roberto Silvi
Anne Pritchard
Production Designer
Rose Marie McSherry
Art Director
Pierre David
Executive Producer
Serge Bureau
Set Designer
Paul-Andre Guerin
Costume Designer
Don Cohen
Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Godbout
Special Effects
Louis Craig
Special Effects
John Fretz
First Assistant Director
Stephan Dupuis
Makeup Special Effects