MousehuntDecember 19, 1997
Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.
Release Year: 1997
Rating: 6.1/10 (20,658 voted)
Critic's Score: 54/100
Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis
A family film about a mouse that lives in an old house where the geriatric owner dies, and 'Nathan Lane' and
Ernie and Lars' Lawyer
Hilde, the Bench Lady
(as Camilla Soeberg)
Maury, the Cat Care Society Owner
Caeser, the Exterminator
TheMouse Never Dies
Release Date: 19 December 1997
Filming Locations: Bass Lake, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,062,922
(21 December 1997)
(10 May 1998)
Did You Know?
Eric Christmas' last film.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
The length of Ernie's hair changes between shots.
[at their father's funeral, they carry his coffin down the steps of a cathedral]
Hold your end up higher, you're not holding it.
I am too.
You are not.
Don't worry about me. Hey, isn't that suit charcoal?
Looks charcoal gray to me, some gray polyester blend. Couldn't even find a black suit for your own father's funeral.
No, I'm sure it's gray.
When I first saw this movie in the theater, I did not really know what to
expect. In the end, I never laughed so hard in my life. Granted, its not
everyone's kind of humor (which certainly can be seen by the IMDB people
that trashed it) but it is an extremely intelligent, yet slapstick dark
comedy that may have you rolling on the floor.
I do not think that this movie is good for kids. From the very beginning,
the movie isn't afraid to "cross the line" by causing upheaval at a
But it handles things without the gratuitous use of sex, unlike most
comedies these days.
Some of the funniest things about Mousehunt are in the details. (Keep an
eye on the painting…) But the thing that I enjoyed the most was how the
mouse was interweaved into the rest of the story. Although the movie
really about a mouse (it was about two brothers coming together in the
of their father's death), I think we all could use a little chaos in our
lives once in a while.