Mouse Hunt

Mouse Hunt
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGore Verbinski
Produced by
Written byAdam Rifkin
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael
Edited byCraig Wood
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures
Release date
  • December 19, 1997 (1997-12-19) (United States)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$38 million
Box office$122.4 million

Mouse Hunt is a 1997 American slapstick black comedy film written by Adam Rifkin and directed by Gore Verbinski in his directorial debut. It stars Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, Maury Chaykin, and Christopher Walken. The film follows two Laurel and Hardy-like brothers in their struggle against one small but crafty house mouse for possession of a mansion which was willed to them by their father. While the film is set in the late 20th century, styles range humorously from the 1940s to the 1990s. It was the first family film to be released by DreamWorks Pictures, who released it in the United States on December 19, 1997.

This was one of William Hickey's final roles before he died and the film is dedicated in memory of him.