Miracle Mile : Rats in the diner

Rats in the diner

Harry parks the car to meet his girlfriend and he bumps a tree and rats fall onto the hood. I would have ignored this but Harry takes a long look at the rats and he looks bewildered. What was the significance to this scene?

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Re: Rats in the diner

Wondered too. Thought perhaps he was still disoriented from schedule screw up and rushing out still half asleep. Weak I know, but the only other thing I can think of is that it was intended to link to the bird starting the fire that made him late. If it hadn't been for the bird picking up his lit cigarette, he wouldn't have taken the call but he might have been sleeping with his new girlfriend when the missiles hit.
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