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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: For the film to have rats the size of small dogs on some scenes, they were literally played by small dogs; the filmmakers dressed some dachshunds with specially made ratsuits.


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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: For the film to have rats the size of small dogs on some scenes, they were literally played by small dogs; the filmmakers dressed some dachshunds with specially made ratsuits.


* InfantImmortality: Averted with a vengeance in what is arguably the film's most infamous scene.

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* DeathOfAChild: The film's most infamous scene is the rats breaking into a home and eating a baby that is inside, leaving nothing but a gigantic splatter of blood and the poor child's gnawed clothing.


%%* BadassTeacher: Harris.

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%%* * BadassTeacher: Harris.Harris, who single-handedly annihilates a large number of rats at the climax.



* HotForTeacher: Trudy's infatuation for Harris is one of the running sub-plots of the film, culminating with her breaking into his home and waiting for him in his bed in her underwear. Causes some expected NotWhatItLooksLike when he tells her to get out and his LoveInterest happens to be waiting in the kitchen.



* SwarmOfRats: Goes without saying.

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* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: The health inspector's EstablishingCharacterMoment is her inspecting the steroid-laced food that is the cause for this whole mess and discovering that it's both tainted and has very obvious marks of having been eaten by rats for some time now and she orders its immediate destruction, a decision she maintains even when the food company's CorruptCorporateExecutive tries to buy her off and then goes over her and complains to her supervisor by alleging that she's overreacting.
* SwarmOfRats: Goes without saying. Turns out that food contaminated with steroids is the cause of this.


* WouldHurtAChild: One especially cruel scene has the oversized rodents killing a baby girl left unattended in her high chair before setting their sights on her mother.

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* WouldHurtAChild: One especially cruel scene has the oversized rodents killing a baby girl left unattended in her high chair before setting their sights on her mother.
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* KarmicDeath: The mayor ends up [[DirtyCoward sacrificing an entire group of people, leaving them to be eaten by the rats while he escape with the subway train]]. [[spoiler:Turns out some of the rats already got in the train, and they have already killed him by the time it makes it to the station.]]


* BadassTeacher: Harris.

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* %%* BadassTeacher: Harris.



* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: For the film to have rats the size of small dogs on some scenes, they were literally played by small dogs; the filmmakers dressed some dachshunds with specially made ratsuits.



* WouldHurtAChild: One especially cruel scene has the oversized rodents killing a baby girl left unattended in her high chair before setting their sights on her mother.

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* WouldHurtAChild: One especially cruel scene has the oversized rodents killing a baby girl left unattended in her high chair before setting their sights on her mother.mother.

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''Deadly Eyes'' is a 1982 Canadian horror film directed by [[Film/EnterTheDragon Robert Clouse]] and loosely based on the James Herbert novel ''Literature/TheRats''.

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''Deadly Eyes'' is a 1982 Canadian horror film directed by [[Film/EnterTheDragon Robert Clouse]] and loosely based on the James Herbert Creator/JamesHerbert novel ''Literature/TheRats''.


When the rat population of UsefulNote/{{Toronto}} is exposed to an illegal growth drug as a result of consuming contaminated grain, they begin to grow to enormous sizes and attack the city's residents. It's now up to high school teacher and basketball coach Paul Harris (played by Sam Groom) to stop them. Along the way there are various subplots such as Harris' attempts to woo the local health inspector (Sara Botsford) while dodging the advances of high school cheerleader Trudy (Lisa Langlois).

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When the rat population of UsefulNote/{{Toronto}} UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} is exposed to an illegal growth drug as a result of consuming contaminated grain, they begin to grow to enormous sizes and attack the city's residents. It's now up to high school teacher and basketball coach Paul Harris (played by Sam Groom) to stop them. Along the way there are various subplots such as Harris' attempts to woo the local health inspector (Sara Botsford) while dodging the advances of high school cheerleader Trudy (Lisa Langlois).


When the rat population of Toronto is exposed to an illegal growth drug as a result of consuming contaminated grain, they begin to grow to enormous sizes and attack the city's residents. It's now up to high school teacher and basketball coach Paul Harris (played by Sam Groom) to stop them. Along the way there are various subplots such as Harris' attempts to woo the local health inspector (Sara Botsford) while dodging the advances of high school cheerleader Trudy (Lisa Langlois).

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When the rat population of Toronto UsefulNote/{{Toronto}} is exposed to an illegal growth drug as a result of consuming contaminated grain, they begin to grow to enormous sizes and attack the city's residents. It's now up to high school teacher and basketball coach Paul Harris (played by Sam Groom) to stop them. Along the way there are various subplots such as Harris' attempts to woo the local health inspector (Sara Botsford) while dodging the advances of high school cheerleader Trudy (Lisa Langlois).


* DawsonCasting: Averted with Martha, whose actress was 18 at the time of filming, but played straight with Trudy.

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* RodentOfUnusualSize: The rats are transformed into these after ingesting the steroid-laced grain.

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* RodentOfUnusualSize: RodentsOfUnusualSize: The rats are transformed into these after ingesting the steroid-laced grain.


* MrFanservice: Harris appears shirtless in at least one scene.

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* MrFanservice: Harris appears shirtless [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]] in at least one scene.

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* BadassTeacher: Harris.


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* SwarmOfRats: Goes without saying.

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