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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »

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Little Bear
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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest... Written by Volker Boehm

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Adventure comes to life

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Rated PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing | See all certifications »

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La llave mágica  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,617,599 (USA)
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The name Omri means "The Lord is my life" and was the name of a Hebrew king whose story is told in I Kings 16. See more »

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When Omri is opening his birthday presents around the kitchen table, the rat-in-the-ball is on the table; two seconds later, it's gone, with nobody acting as having picked it up. See more »

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Little Bear: Are we always a great people?
Omri: You are always a great people, but it's not always so good.
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Referenced in A Touch of Frost: Penny for the Guy (1997) See more »

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A little surprised at the low rating...
23 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On this one, I am surprised that viewers are so critical as to miss the big picture of the magical moments and concepts of the movie. I agree, there are quite a few flaws overall, but some are just direction or editing oversights. However, this film deserves to be recognized as a really good family film as is. There are so many good "teaching moments" for parents regarding what kids go through growing up. The effects were well done for the time, playing the small vs. big people visuals. I was absorbed in the story well beyond picking on every detail. Omri was decent, not great, but believable as the kid star; the casting and scripting both for Little Bear are compelling, fascinating, and wonderful. I would recommend this film to almost anyone, if their reality can be suspended for 96 minutes. It is a great story, if only a good film. Entertaining and more gripping than many films since.


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