Of Unknown Origin (1983)
Directed by George P. Cosmatos
Writing credits Brian Taggert
Peter Weller .... Bart Hughes
Jennifer Dale .... Lorrie Wells
Kenneth Welsh .... James Hall
Louis Del Grande .... Clete
Shannon Tweed .... Meg Hughes
Peter Weller needs peace and quiet. His wife and kid have left him behind in their swanky New York apartment. Good thing too because Weller needs to get some office work done. Unfortunately a giant rodent has claimed his apartment as Rat Town. Who will rule this roost? Rodent or Weller? Man against Nature. Rat against Robocop. Only one shall survive.
"Of Unknown Origin" is one of the best giant rat movies ever made. Weller is the king of this castle and no giant rat is going to tell him otherwise. The Rat Battle Royale is on.
One last thing, I must confess a B-movie sin. "Of Unknown Origin" is the only Shannon Tweed movie I have ever seen. I'm a little ashamed to admit that since Tweed is synonymous with B-movie sex and sleaze. Someday I hope to atone for the lack of Tweed in my life. Perhaps a Shannon Tweed film festival is what's called for here.
SCORE: 3 out of 4 because Peter Weller hates meeces to pieces