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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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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Jane (Mom)
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Victor (Dad)
Rishi Bhat ...
Patrick
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Tommy
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Lucy
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Gillon (brother)
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Teacher
Ryan Olson ...
Adiel
Leon Tejwani ...
Baby Martin
Lucas Tejwani ...
Baby Martin
Christopher Conte ...
Purple Mohawk
Cassandra Brown ...
Emily
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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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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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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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14 July 1995 (USA)  »

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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 music video that Omri and Patrick watch during their sleepover is "Girls Girls Girls", by Mötley Crüe. See more »

Goofs

When Omri and his mother are looking at the cupboard, Omri closes the door. In the next shot, the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Boone: You sure was right, Little Bear! God sure do play with men a lot!
Little Bear: There is no God here.
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References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) 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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