In the film, he made a deal with Vincent to return his food to him in a week when he reawakens. Eventually, RJ stumbles upon the forest animals trying to find food for themselves to survive; so he bribes them and they eventually figure out his true intentions and abandon him. A week later, as he is about to give Vincent his food back, a now-remorseful RJ goes back to the animals to give them more food and work together to defeat Vincent. Afterwards, the animals praise RJ as a hero and welcome him to his new family.
- Originally, RJ was going to be voiced by Bill Murray in the film and later, Jim Carrey, but then Bruce Willis got the role.
- RJ always calls Hammy by different variations of his name, like Hamilton and Hamsquad, a name which ressembles Farquaad.
- He also calls Ozzie different variations from his name like Oz or Ozzman.
- He appeared to not have had a family before meeting the animals.
- RJ's cunning behavior had made him be a false antagonist of the movie, but he was never a true villain as Vincent or Gladys where.
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|Over the Hedge • Hammy's Boomerang Adventure|
|RJ • Verne • Hammy • Stella • Ozzie • Heather • Vincent • Lou • Penny • Bucky, Spike and Quillo • Tiger • Nugent|
|Over the Hedge • Hammy Goes Nuts|