Mouse Hunt

Mouse Hunt (1997)

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Corrected entry: When Caesar, the mouse catcher, is on the dining room floor inspecting mouse droppings, at one point he says the droppings are 10 to 12 cm long (4 to 4.7 inches). He said the wrong measuring unit, he should have said 10 to 12 mm to be correct. (00:52:00)


Correction: He's talking about the length of the mouse, not the droppings themselves.


Corrected entry: When the cat is chasing the mouse and gets trapped in the laundry elevator thing, the mouse chews on the rope to make it fall. When it's falling, you can see the smoke rise before you hear the elevator crashing.

Correction: The 'smoke' is dust dislodged as the cat fell.


Corrected entry: There is a scene where they show a mail truck, and it has the new logo of the postal service.

Correction: You are probably going by the assumption that this movie is set some time in the past (40s or 50s perhaps), but it is never said when it takes place. Therefore, use of the modern postal service logo is not a valid mistake.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the brothers first enter the house, they flip a quarter for the bed. The movie seems to be set in the 40's but the quarter reads 1972.

Correction: It is never actually mentioned as to when the movie takes place. Many of the cars, technologies, and such appear to be 40s era, but there are some things, such as the color TV in the diner and mention of "The Omen" (released in 1976), which would contradict it. The film most likely is set to date, but takes place in a small town where everything seems old fashioned, which is not entirely uncommon for small towns.


Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Lars is in the string factory alone and the machinery pulls on loose threads on his clothing, there is a shot where a crewman's arm can be seen through some mesh holding the thread.

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Ernie: I don't think we're dealing with an ordinary mouse.

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Trivia: The character played by Nathan Lane says to a gentleman in Arabian dress, "Hakuna Matata," a line of Nathan's in The Lion King as the voice of Timon.

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Question: What year does this movie take place?

Answer: There's not really an answer, because the film has sort-of a nebulous timeframe given its cartoon-like atmosphere. Ex. Everything is old fashioned in design, including architecture and clothing, but current technology is also present. It's not really meant to take place in the "real world" or a specific timeframe, so much as be a silly throwback to old comedies and especially old Laurel and Hardy films. So, the best answer to your question would be that it just sort of exists in its "own" time, so to speak - an amalgam of different time periods all put together for maximum comedy impact.


Adding to this, the Wikipedia page on this movie states that... "The film is set in a humorously indeterminate 20th-century time period, with styles ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s."

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"Mouse Hunt" was not modeled on 1930s Laurel and Hardy films so much as it was a direct retread of 1940s "Herman and Catnip" and "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, which spawned many knock-offs over the decades, from "Coyote and Roadrunner" cartoons to live-action comedies such as "Home Alone" and others.

Charles Austin Miller
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