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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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Ryan Olson ...
Adiel
Leon Tejwani ...
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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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Trivia

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

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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Omri: It's too risky.
Boone: Whiskey?
Omri: "Risky" Dangerous!
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Connections

Referenced in ReBoot: Firewall (1997) See more »

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A warm, excellent family film
10 May 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Why this movie doesn't have an average of around 9 eludes me. It is a wondeful film. So well acted and with a very engaging story. This is a great film for the whole family. You'll love it. The lead actor - Hal Scardino - is such a natural. He's completely believable, as is his friend. The Indian is also wonderfully brought to life. How they made the special effects work so well back in 1995 (well... that was a while back for film special effects anyway...) I don't know. I wish we could see more warm hearted films like this today.


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