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The Borrower (1991)

R | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1991 (Mexico)
Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.

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Diana Pierce
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Charles Krieger
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Bob Laney
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Julius
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Scully
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Captain Scarcelli
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Dr. Cheever
Robert Dryer ...
Borrower / Human
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Alien Pilot
Bentley Mitchum ...
Kip
Zoe Trilling ...
Astrid (as Geri Betzler)
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Michelle Chodiss (as Tami Clatterbuck)
Tom Allard ...
Ruben Whitefeather
Darryl Shelly ...
Druggie
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Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Written by Rob Hartill

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Two actors from director John McNaughton's previous film, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), appear in this film: Tom Towles and Tracy Arnold. They are joined by thirteen Henry crew members: Richard Fire, Steven A. Jones, Elena Maganini, Rick Paul, Cory Coken, Frank Coronado, Robert McNaughton, Jim Moore, Ric Coken, Mic Fabus, Bernd Rantscheff, Ken Hale, and Dan Haberkorn. See more »

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Referenced in Found (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Working With Each Other
Written by Stephanie Tyrell (as S. Tyrell), Ashley Hall (as A. Hall)
Guitars from Hell: Mic Fabus, James Young, Paul Petraitis
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Adequate B-Movie
3 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you enjoy bad movies, especially late 1980s/early 1990s science fiction/horror, I recommend this movie. The premise and story are interesting, there are both intentionally funny parts and unintentionally funny parts, and the music is good (especially the theme). Probably the weakest aspect is the acting. Between the title character--an alien who is played by five different actors as he changes identities--and the two heroes, a pair of cops boringly played by Rae Dawn Chong and Dan Gordon, we never really have anyone to care about. One aspect of the movie that I found especially pleasantly surprising is its urban setting. Most low-budget SF or horror b-movies are set in the wilderness or a post-apocalypse to cut down on costs, while this was set in the big city, full of people and streets and buildings and modern technology. That--and the unexpected cross-dressing by Brad-Pitt-manqué Neil Giuntoli--are what make this movie a keeper!


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