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

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,234,684 (UK) (19 January 1996)
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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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Boone: The boys back home call me boohoo Boone!"
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A very moving, lovely tale of a young boy growing up
7 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I must first say I was shocked to see that the average rating given this film was below 6 (when I checked it in Jan of '05). While I gave it a 10, I fully expected at least a mid 7 from the IMDb audience. It is a wonderful film that I love to show to my children. What's not to like? It has a unique plot - that of an Indian coming to life in a young boy's cupboard, and wonderful acting and music. Through the boy's experiences with the Indian (wonderfully played by Litefoot) he comes to a new level of maturity. Hal Scardino's acting is natural and totally believable. If you are tired of the cut-out child actors that Hollywood gives us too often, then you'll love Hal. What a fabulously underplayed performance. The ending always makes me and my wife cry. There are so few really good films for children. I hate to suffer through other films I bought for the kids (like "Inspector Gadget" - a truly awful film) and I wish that there were more films like this one. This is a wonderful film and I heartily recommend it.


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