Flushed Away

Synopsis: After an ignoble landing in Ratropolis, a pampered rodent (Hugh Jackman) enlists the help of a sewer scavenger (Kate Winslet) in finding his way back to his posh London flat. Getting home is not the only problem, however; a rodent-hating toad (Ian McKellen) wants his notorious cousin, Le Frog (Jean Reno), to exterminate the pair.
Production: Paramount
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Flushed Away.

- Car's here! - It's 9:00! We'll miss our flight!

- Traveler's checks... - You have the tickets?

- Tabitha, did you feed Roddy? - Oops.

I just know we've forgotten something.

Roddy, where are you?

We'll be back in a few days, so here's enough food for you. Here's more.

- Tabitha! - Here's a little more.

- I hope you're not overfeeding him. - Of course not, Mum.

- Come on, Tabitha! - Bye, Roddy.

- We don't want to miss our holiday. - I'm coming, I'm coming!

When the cat's away...

...the mice will play!

The holiday starts now, everyone!

Music, maestro!

Hey, what are you all standing around for? I got a big day planned!

Let's go, people! Chop-chop!

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Buckle up, everyone.


Oops. Sorry.

Game point. Service!

We win! We win, team! We win!


Having a good time, darling?

Thank you.

See you tomorrow.

Good night!

Good night! Good night!

Yeah, well. Good night then, Roddy.

What was that?

Who's there?

Wake up. I think there's someone in the house.

Sarge, wake up!

Approaching enemy lines.

- I'm armed and ready. - At ease, soldier.

Give up your weapons of mass destruction.

Come get me, enemy of freedom! I'm armed and ready.

Tell Mom I... Iove... her.

They do not, repeat, not, have food like this in the sewer.

A sewer rat!

Who... What... How did you get here?

I don't know. One minute I'm in the pub. Next thing you know, whoosh!

It's a burst water main! Off I go, shooting up the pipes.

And, well, here I am.

I have a plunger. We can shoot you right back.

Do you like seafood?

Can I call you a cab?

See food! Get it?

Have you got a TV?

- Yes, but... - Say no more!

No. Leave that.


No, don't... touch anything.

Would you look at the size of that monster?!

Careful, mate. Those aren't chocolate buttons.

It's the match of the century! The FIFA World Cup Final!

- England. Germany. - Yes! Boo!

Live this Sunday. Be there.

This place is great! I'm staying here forever!


Game point. Service!

We win, we win! You lose! In your face!

Right, my friend. You don't belong here. I'm afraid it's time for you to leave.

I would not do that if I was you, pal.

Let me lay this out for you. This place is mine now.

Sid says, "Jump," you say, "How high?" Comprende?

Fetch us some Pop-Tarts from the kitchen, Jeeves. Be snappy about it.

Yes, sir. Right away, sir.

That's more like it.

But before breakfast is served...

...perhaps sir would care to take a whirl in the Jacuzzi.

A Jacuzzi?

You're a real gent.

After a hard day navigating sewer pipes,

there's nothing better than relaxing in a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath.

That looks so inviting.

Yes. The water looks perfect!

Now you hop in, and I'll press this lever to get the bubbles going.

Right. In we go!

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

I know we got off on the wrong foot before,

but I think we're gonna get along, don't you?


Be seeing you.

You plonker!

You think I don't know a toilet when I see one?

You were going to flush me down the loo.

No! It's a big Jacuzzi! Deluxe model!

Then you won't mind if I get the bubbles going.

No! Not the lever! Have mercy! No, I can't swim!

Bon voyage, me old cream cracker!

- Hold your nose! - You can't do this!

You were going to try to flush me. Let's see how you like it.

Have you seen my dad?

Oh, no, I can't swim! I can't swim! I can't...


I'm... in... the sewer!



I'm gonna open my eyes and be home. This is all a bad dream.

I'm not home! I wanna go home!

Shush! Stop it. Roddy!

I want to go home! Pull yourself together!

I can't. I'm frightened.

Stop it, stop it, stop it!

All right, Roddy, old man, you can get yourself out of here, and you will.

Never forget,

the blood of the courageous James clan flows through your veins.

Extra! Extra!

Read all about it!

A way out! Yes!

Hey! That took me 3 years to draw!

I'm terribly sorry. Three years?

I just finished it this morning!

Three years?

Good grief!

- What is this place? - Hold the bus!

Feed the flies! Tuppence a bag!

It's a real city!

My smalls!

- Is it a bird? - Is it a plane?

Is that guy wearing my underpants?

Make him move, honey.

Boy, you got a face like a frying pan!

- Come on! - I don't think he speaks English.

He moved! Did you get it?

- Got it! - Good.

Sorry, sorry.

- It's coming! - What? Where? Who?

The Great Flood!

Those floodgates won't hold forever, you know! We're doomed!

You think you can back away from the truth!

'EIIo, hello, hello. What's all this then?

Thank heavens! A policeman! This wacko has been chasing after me!

'Morning, Harold.

- 'Morning, Collin. How are you? - Can't complain.

Keep an eye on this one. He's a bit of a loony.

We're doomed!

- Are you kidding me? - Right.

- Let's give you a police escort home. - Great!

I live in Kensington. Up there. The surface.

Up Top? Oh, no. No, no, no.

The humans don't like our sort.

Speak for yourself. They like me very much up there.

I don't like your attitude. I've got my eye on you, sunshine.

You're trying to get Up Top, me hearty?


There's one person 'round here might be able to help you. Might.


Shady customer. The captain of the Jammy Dodger.

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Dick Clement

Dick Clement, OBE (born 5 September 1937) is an English writer known for his writing partnership with Ian La Frenais. They are most famous for television series including The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. more…

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