Ratz


1h 35m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Doris Trowbridge, known locally as "Weird Doris" because of the way she looks, never finished high school and apparently never figured out what's cool and what's not. She spends her time visiting yard sales to restock her eclectic junk/antique store, Hidden Treasures, in Glendale, Indiana, and watch

Film Details

Also Known As
Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages (07/09/00)
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Cis Vancouver; Dufferin Gate Productions; Location Caterers; Megatrax Production Music; Panavision, Ltd.; Post Modern Edit; Showtime Networks; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment; Sonar Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Doris Trowbridge, known locally as "Weird Doris" because of the way she looks, never finished high school and apparently never figured out what's cool and what's not. She spends her time visiting yard sales to restock her eclectic junk/antique store, Hidden Treasures, in Glendale, Indiana, and watching her favorite soap opera, starring glamorous Regina Lee Savage. But Doris' life is about to change forever when she discovers a mysterious and magical ring inside a small wooden box. With the ring, Doris wishes for improved eyesight and a new hairdo and just like that, her wishes are granted.Best friends, 14-year-old Marci and Summer, who work part-time in Doris' store, refuse to believe in the magic ring. Their opinion changes when Doris transforms two caged rats into two healthy hunks, Spike and Scooter, who the girls can take as dates to the annual spring dance. However, Doris gets more than she bargained for when she wishes to be transformed into her soap idol, Regina Lee Savage. When this happens, Herb Soric, a handyman who's had a secret crush on Doris for 22 years, is convinced that the famous actress has done away with his girl. The only thing that can set things straight is the magic ring -- which is nowhere to be found.

Crew

Chris Ainscough

Sound Effects Editor

John Alexandra

Production Assistant

Martina Amythe

Casting Assistant

David Aronson

Assistant Director

Carrie Auret

Production Assistant

Nancy Back

Production Coordinator

Ronnie Baran

Other

Barbara Barnes

Assistant Production Coordinator

Andrea Bastin

Other

Will Baum

Other

Mary Jo Beirnes

Assistant Location Manager

Shelby Berger

Animal Services

Cydney Bernard

Producer

Ken Biehl

Animation Editor

Bob Black

Driver

Bob Bottieri

Production Designer

Bob Bottieri

Set Designer

Laurie Boyle

Other

Kathrina Brand

On-Set Dresser

Don Britt

Security

Catherine Brush

Driver

Dave Byerley

Driver

Sarah Caballero

Production Assistant

Bette Chadwick

Casting

Ross Chandler

Office Assistant

Gordon Chitty

Driver

Gordon Chitty

Transportation Co-Captain

David Crone

Camera Operator

Bill Dawson

Lighting

Marco Daxton

Assistant Costume Designer

Kathryn Dayak

Music

Kathryn Dayak

Music Editor

Mark Dibble

Caterer

Andrea Dixon

Video Colorist

Keith Dobson

Driver

Mary Downe

Other

Elvis Drazic

Generator Operator

Steve Eathorne

Assistant Director

Thom Eberhardt

Screenwriter

Paul J Edwards

Hair Assistant

Kerri Elliott

Art Assistant

Todd Elyzen

Camera Operator

Candice Elzinga

Casting

Dave Emmons

Other

Harmoni Everett

Stand-In

Dustin Farrell

Art Assistant

Sacha Fasseart

Camera Assistant

Joe Ferguson

Transportation Coordinator

Leonard Fisher

Other

Christopher Furia

Production Accountant

Amie Gibbins

Camera Assistant

Harrison Gibbs

Assistant Editor

Denise Gingrich

Set Costumer

Dan Gorval

Grip

Colin Gray

Chief Lighting Technician

Scott Gray

Grip

Van Gray

Supervising Producer

Dan Griffiths

Driver

Tony Gronick

Sound Editor

Dan Groval

Grip

Andre Haiduk

Driver

Troy Hansen

Set Decorator

Ren Hawryliw

Supervisor

Cam Hayduk

Camera Assistant

Karen Heaps

Other

Barry Henricks

Driver

Tessa Herbert

Wrangler

Geoff Hillard

Construction Coordinator

Donna Horn

Lead Set Dresser

Andrea Hughes

Production Assistant

Joan Isaacson

Makeup Artist

Ernie Jackson

Stunt Coordinator

Lori Kahn

Creative Executive (Showtime)

Faye Katz

Publicity

Kaleena Kiff

Stand-In

Karmyn La Saw

Other

Bernhard Lachkovics

Transportation Captain

Martin Lacroix

Boom Operator

Rose Lam

Executive In Charge Of Production

Matthew Lane

Camera Trainee

Shannon Levesque

Lead Set Dresser

Con Lynch

Driver

Greg Makaroff

Stand-In

Darren Marcoux

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard G Mason

Camera Operator

Richard Mason

Camera Operator

Shaun Mckay

Assistant Production Accountant

Shawn Mclaughlin

Lighting

Karyn Mcmurphy

Production Assistant

Barry Michalink

Driver

Paul Michaud

Photography

Shannon Mitchell

Editor

Ryan Monro

Dolly Grip

Elizabeth Murray

Assistant

Lenore Nemani

Production Assistant

Andrew Nichols

Production Assistant

Len Nordine

Driver

Karl Ojamine

Driver

Kimberly T Olsen

Key Grip

Jim Pate

Props Assistant

Melissa Perry

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richard Phoenix

Assistant Location Manager

Susan Pilcher

Music Coordinator

Susan Pilcher

Music

David Pink

Assistant Location Manager

Chito Queip

Caterer

Vince Renaud

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robert C Rodriguez

Post-Production Coordinator

Wendy Romano

Dialogue Editor

Jo Rossi

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Connie Rusgen

Animal Trainer

Jose Salazar

On-Set Dresser

Gisela Schulte

Production Assistant

Rick Senechal

Foley Recordist

Hassan Smith

Post-Production Assistant

Karen Spaner

Set Decorator

Kim Steer

Unit Production Manager

Greg Stewart

Sound Effects Editor

Heather Stewart

Hair Assistant

Laura Stewart

Extras Casting Assistant

Peter Stewart

Location Manager

Nancy Steyns

Hair Stylist

Susan Strubin

Craft Service

Susan Strubin

Other

Cynthia Ann Summers

Costume Designer

Nancy Tait

Wardrobe Supervisor

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Will Unrau

Boom Operator

Greg Venturi

Art Director

Ivan Vlahovic

Driver

Ric Waite

Director Of Photography

Pat Waller

Grip

Kimi Webber

Script Supervisor

Patrick Weir

Assistant Director

Alison Wells

Publicity

Derek West

Other

Sandy West

Makeup Assistant

Peter Whyte

Assistant Director

Michael Williamson

Sound Department

Christopher Wojsky

Generator Operator

Joan Ziff

Publicity

Film Details

Also Known As
Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages (07/09/00)
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Cis Vancouver; Dufferin Gate Productions; Location Caterers; Megatrax Production Music; Panavision, Ltd.; Post Modern Edit; Showtime Networks; Showtime Networks
Distribution Company
Showtime Home Entertainment; Sonar Entertainment
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video May 1, 2001

Aired in United States July 9, 2000

Telecast as a presentation of "Showtime Original Pictures For All Ages."

Completed shooting September 21, 1999.

Began shooting August 23, 1999.