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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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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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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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Steve Coogan plays a small figure character in this film. He will later appear in the Night at the Museum franchise as a small figure that also magically comes to life. 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: Where may I ask, is my coffee? I always start my day with a cup of coffee.
Omri: Okay, if you're good, I'll make you breakfast.
Little Bear: Cook? Like a woman! You are a woman!
Omri: Oh please, you guys are so old fashioned.
Boone: I'll have you know I'm a civilized man.
[looks at Little Bear]
Boone: Unlike some!
Little Bear: Where do you come from?
Boone: I come from Texas, Mr. Half-a-brain!
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Connections

Spoofed in ReBoot: My Two Bobs (2001) See more »

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entertaining fantasy
23 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Omri (Hal Scardino), a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday, a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother Jane (Linsday Crouse), and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick (Rishi Bhat). Putting them all together, Omri locks the Indian inside the cabinet, only to be awoken by a strange sound in the middle of the night. Omri opens the cabinet to discover that the tiny Indian has come to life; it seems that he's called Little Bear (Litefoot), and he claims to have learned English from settlers in 1761. Omri hides this remarkable discovery from his mother but shares it with Patrick; as an experiment, Patrick locks a toy cowboy into the cupboard, and soon Little Bear has a companion, Boone (David Keith), though predictably, the cowboy and the Indian don't get along well at first. Omri comes to the realizations that his living and breathing playthings are also people with lives of their own, and he begins to wonder how much control he should really have over their lives. I liked this movie it was well done, good story, and good acting. Indian In The Cupboard should keep the kids and adults entertained, overall a good film.


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