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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 Szalinzki a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time. After when his wife Diane asks him to get... See full summary »

Director: Dean Cundey
Stars: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall
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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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$130,724,200 (USA)
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In an early version of the script, there were five kids, one of which died during the sprinkler sequence. See more »

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It is stated that the ant is a baby. All ants that look like ants are adults. Actual baby ants look like maggots. See more »

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Ronald 'Ron' Thompson: I just figured it out, I woke up this morning and this is all a bad dream.
Amy Szalinski: Ron, get up.
Ronald 'Ron' Thompson: You're just a nightmare. When I wake up this morning, my dad and I'll be going fishing.
Amy Szalinski: I'm warning you.
[hums with his eyes closed]
Amy Szalinski: Okay, Ron, maybe you're right. Maybe this is all just a bad dream. But, if it is, then...
[grabs his ears - hard]
Amy Szalinski: ...would this hurt?
Ronald 'Ron' Thompson: Ow!
Amy Szalinski: [shouting] Get up!
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Written by Jeffrey Pescetto (as Jeff Pescetto) and Patrick DeRemer
Performed by Nick Kamen
Courtesy of WEA RECORDS LIMITED
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Honey, I Enjoyed this Movie
9 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Absent-minded genius Moranis accidentally shrinks his kids to microscopic size and they end up in the yard. At their size, they must fight dangerous creatures like ants and bees and menacing household items like a lawnmower and a garden hose before they can traverse back to the house and hope to be restored to normal size. Amusing Disney comedy is fun for the whole family. The special effects are pretty good as simple household objects are shown as humongous from the perspective of the kids. Moranis is likable as the mad inventor and Strassman is cute as his wife. The young actors don't try to be too cute and Frewer is funny as the neighbor whose son has also been shrunk.


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