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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

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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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 422,261 (Australia) (2 December 1989)

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$130,724,172 (USA)
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Trivia

This movie was filmed at Churubusco Studios in Mexico City for six months. See more »

Goofs

During the scorpion/ant fight the scorpion is seen using his stinger multiple times not even striking the ant but the ground. Scorpions never waste their venom in random situations or even on prey that is smaller than themselves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mailman: Good morning, Quark.
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Connections

Followed by Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (1994) See more »

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Theme from 'Amarcord'
Written by Nino Rota
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A Family Classic
17 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

If you have kids, this movie is probably sitting next to your VCR right now

  • along with its many sequels. But this was the first (and best) of the
series, and while I wouldn't say this is a "must see" for everyone, it is one of the good family-oriented films out there. After all, it is Disney.


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