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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Tommy
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Lucy
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Ryan Olson ...
Adiel
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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
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Lindsay Crouse (Mom) plays Professor Maggie Walsh in the show Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Vincent Kartheiser (Brother) plays Connor in Angel, the spinoff of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. See more »

Goofs

In the scene right before Little Bear and Boone are sent back, Little Bear is sitting in front of a tiny fire, and he hands some fuel to Omri. Omri reaches over the fire for it, and we clearly see his fingers go through the flame. And yet, he doesn't flinch at all. Of course, the fire may be too small to do any damage. See more »

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Patrick: [about Boone and Little Bear] Don't put them together. You know; "Cowboys and Indians".
Omri: Duh!
Boone: Indians?
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Referenced in Melissa Mathison: A Tribute (2016) See more »

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Lovely Movie
25 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

1995 was certainly a great year for fantasy films and The Indian In The Cupboard was one of the many great movies of that year.

A little boy puts a toy Indian in the cupboard and it comes to life. They gradually become good friends throughout the film and the young boy also puts some of his other toys into the cupboard as well.

The acting is great throughout and it's a nice little story as well. The great thing about films like this is that they are pure fantasy and they feature the type of things that most young kids dream about. What young child wouldn't like to bring some of their toys to life? It may never happen but it's great to be able to watch a movie where it does happen.

All in all, a lovely movie for the kids.


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