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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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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

On the first morning after Omri discovers Little Bear, his mother walks him to school wearing a denim button down shirt and black leggings, but when they get home that day, she is wearing pants and a floral shirt. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: [about Boone and Little Bear] Don't put them together. You know; "Cowboys and Indians".
Omri: Duh!
Boone: Indians?
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References RoboCop (1987) See more »

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Great Movie For Kids
30 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Forget reviews saying this is not as good as the book. No films are are a good as the book! Watch this movie with an 8 year old child and you will see how good the film is.

Thank you Frank Oz for a wonderful film. The acting from the young children is above average and the tearful ending just right for a young audience. Interesting to note Steve Coogan plays a miniature model come to life - something he repeats later in his career in A Night At The Museum. Typecasting?

The effects are also very good. Remember this is 1995 when CGI was in it's infancy - but the miniaturisation of the cast is flawless.


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