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Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) We're Talking Young Danny (Lee Harcourt Montgomery), who has a heart condition, and spends lots of time alone in his “work room,” doesn’t know that his new rat friend (title character!) orchestrated the murder of his previous human host, in Ben, 1972, sequel to Willard, 1971.
Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Police Cars, Exterminators, Everything! The day after the fatal rat attack up the street, bookish Eve (young Meredith Baxter, later Birney) and frail little brother Danny (Lee Harcourt Montgomery) joust, until their widowed mother (Rosemary Murphy) returns home, worried, in Ben, 1972, sequel to Willard, 1971.
Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) I Never Saw People Look Like That A stand-alone incident, as the title (rat!) character leads his band to attack a grocery truck driver (Bern Hoffman), who is rightly panicked, then the crusty local newsman (Arthur O’Connell), spectators, and cops (Kaz Garas, Joseph Campanella) try to process things, in Ben, 1972, sequel to Willard, 1971.
Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) How Do I Play It Down? Dovetailing with the original (Willard, 1971) the crowd outside the house where the title character was killed by rats includes the Garrisons (Lee Harcourt Montgomery, Meredith Baxter and Rosemary Murphy), while the cop (Joseph Campanella) and editor (Arthur O’Connell) tangle inside, in the sequel Ben, 1972.
Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Every Inch Of It Looking to determine how the pack of killer rats are getting around, LA cop Kirtland (Joseph Campanella) finds veteran character actor Kenneth Tobey as the engineer in charge of the sewers, while the gang finds its way into a spa, in Ben, 1972, sequel to Willard, 1971.
Ben (1972) -- (Movie Clip) Ben's Song Certainly a SPOILER, and the element for-which this film, (Ben, 1972, sequel to Willard, 1971) is actually best known, Danny (Lee Harcourt Montgomery) finding his friend not-dead, and 13-year old Michael Jackson delivering his first solo #1 hit, by Walter Scharf and Don Black.
Willard (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Happy Here? Bruce Davison, the downtrodden title character, at work, catches his blowhard boss Martin (Ernest Borgnine) attacking an assistant (Joan Shawlee), then they get into a talk about the company, which was apparently all-but stolen from his late father, Sondra Locke watching, in Willard, 1971.
Willard (1971) -- (Movie Clip) You Were Born In Pain And Suffering The first dramatic scenes, Daniel Mann directs Ernest Borgnine as boss Al Martin, who dominates Bruce Davison (title character) at work, as does his mother (Elsa Lanchester) at home, in the hit rat-thriller Willard, 1971.
Willard (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Something To Nibble On willard71_somethingtonibbleon_FC
Willard (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Cats Are Really Very Good Company Bruce Davison (title character) getting friendlier with Joan (Sondra Locke), the temp brought in to help with his excessive workload, then visiting with the two rat friends he’s brought to the office, which leads to a problem when she reappears, in Willard, 1971.
Willard (1971) -- (Movie Clip) Happy Anniversary With his rats increasingly intelligent and useful, and his boss (Ernest Borgnine) unusually belligerent, and celebrating a wedding anniversary, Bruce Davison (title character) executes his first directed attack on fellow humans, in Willard, 1971.