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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  23 June 1989 (USA)
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The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.

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Wayne Szalinski is your average "nutty scientist", working on a top secret machine that shrinks objects. When it unexpectedly starts working, he's so amazed he forgets to tell his family to be careful. And when they wander into his lab... Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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The neighborhood seen in the film is not real, it was built at the back lot of Churubusco Studios. An English garden located at the studio served as the "backyard," and the houses were cleverly placed around the garden to hide the studio buildings from most directions. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, a letter carrier is delivering mail. There is a mailbox with the flag up. He should open it, remove the outgoing mail, put the flag down and deliver incoming mail. However, he just opens the box and delivers the incoming mail, leaving the flag up. See more »

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Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Jr.: Hey, if we had some rope, we could make a log bridge! If we... If we had some logs.
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Two Times A Charm
7 June 2002 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In my previous IMDB review on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, I don't feel that I gave my strong opinion on how I really felt about it. I'm going to say, that this movie was absolutley incredible. I loved the way it was photographed, the way it was directed by Joe Johnston, the way the special effects were created, and the producing by Jon Landau (Dick Tracy, Titanic) was abslutley top notch. Any critic that disrespects this movie is out of their mind, because the whole time that you are watching this movie, you will be 100% entertained and not bored at all. I recently heard this movie will be released on DVD without any special features! If you ask me, this movie deserves to have a special edition with a ton of features. I would for sure love to see how the special effects came to life. So if any of the producers or financers at Disney read this, please post pone the October release to a later one so that you can work on a freakin special edition. Please I beg you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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