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Mousehunt

Year: 1997
Studio: Dreamworks SKG
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Christopher Walken
Long before Pirates of the Caribbean or even The Ring and The Mexican, Gore Verbinski found himself at the helm of this Disney-like comedy of man versus nature, nature predictably outsmarting the bumbling pair at every step.

When Lars (Lane) and Ernest (Evans) inherit their late string industrialist father's house cynical Ernest wants nothing more than to be rid of it.

But then they discover it's the brainchild of a famous architect who makes it worth millions, their ship seems to have come in. Preparing it for the inevitable sale, they discover a stubborn mouse they spend the rest of the film trying to eliminate in increasingly outlandish ways.

It's a harmless sitcom and would have been a lot flatter if not for the presence of Lane, who gives personality to his character when most of them are fairly one-dimensional.

One of the first films from the Dreamworks SKG stable.

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