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Writers (WGA):
Lynne Reid Banks (novel)
Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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Adventure comes to life
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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Hal Scardino ... Omri
Litefoot ... Little Bear

Lindsay Crouse ... Jane

Richard Jenkins ... Victor
Rishi Bhat ... Patrick

Steve Coogan ... Tommy

David Keith ... Boone

Sakina Jaffrey ... Lucy

Vincent Kartheiser ... Gillon

Nestor Serrano ... Teacher
Ryan Olson ... Adiel
Leon Tejwani ... Baby Martin
Lucas Tejwani ... Baby Martin
Christopher Conte ... Purple Mohawk
Cassandra Brown ... Emily
Christopher Moritz ... Sam
Beni Malkin ... Ramon
Juliet Berman ... Tina
Stephen Morales ... Kiron
George Randall ... Indian chief
Gia Galeano ... Yard teacher
Kevin Malaro ... School Kid
Tom Bewley ... Darth Vader

Keii Johnston ... G.I. Joe
J.R. Horsting ... Robocop

Michael Papajohn ... Cardassian
Erik Stabenau ... Ferengi (as Eric Stabenau)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Gilman ... Knight in armor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Oz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Lynne Reid Banks (novel)

Melissa Mathison (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Harris .... executive producer
Marty Keltz .... executive producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... producer
Frank Marshall .... producer
Arthur F. Repola .... associate producer
Jane Startz .... producer
Bernard Williams .... executive producer (as Bernie Williams)
Michelle Wright .... associate producer
Deborah Forte .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Randy Edelman 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Carpenter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ian Crafford 
 
Casting by
Kate Kennedy 
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
Leslie McDonald 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Fanning 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris L. Spellman 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Lynn Scott  (as Deborah L. Scott)
 
Makeup Department
Felicity Bowring .... makeup artist
Kelcey Fry .... makeup artist
Jane Galli .... makeup artist
Larry Waggoner .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... unit production manager
Bernard Williams .... unit production manager (as Bernie Williams)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Brevig .... second unit director
J. David Brightbill .... DGA trainee: New York
David Fudge .... second assistant director
Michele Panelli-Venetis .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tom Altobello .... assistant property master
Fred Apolito .... propmaker
Ron Ashmore .... painter gang boss
Craig B. Ayers Sr. .... greensman
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Scott Bobbitt .... leadperson
Bonnie J. Brinkley .... assistant art director
Thomas E. Brown .... paint supervisor
Lisa A. Corbin .... on-set dresser
Larry A. Cornick .... set dresser
James M. Davis .... general foreman
John Davis .... storyboard artist
Cosmas A. Demetriou .... set designer
John Dexter .... set designer
Jenny R. Evans .... art department coordinator: New York
James C. Feng .... art director: New York (as Jim Feng)
Richard Fernandez .... set designer
Jeff Frost .... sculptor
Sandy Hamilton .... props
J. Bryan Holloway .... sculptor
Chris Hopkins .... sculptor
Travis Huffman .... propmaker
Barbara Ann Jaeckel .... set designer (as Barbara Ann Jaeckel Jr.)
Erin Kemp .... set designer
Peter Lamppu .... construction supervisor
Byron K. Lovelace .... props
Timothy Main .... carpenter
Nick Miller .... construction coordinator: New York
Robin L. Miller .... property master (as Robin Miller)
Len Morganti .... storyboard artist
Tomas Mulrooney .... sculptor
Jeff Passanante .... construction coordinator
Gretchen Rau .... set decorator: New York
Wendy Richardson .... art coordinator
Fred Seibly .... sign supervisor
Paul Sonski .... assistant art director
Jim Stubblefield .... props
Terryl Whitlatch .... storyboard artist (as Terry Whitlatch)
Helen Wilson .... props
Carl Robarge .... mold shop foreman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Whitman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Eric Yount .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
Benjamin Cheah .... sound effects recordist
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound effects editor
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Glenfield Payne .... assistant sound editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... assistant sound editor
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer
Fred Rosenberg .... dialogue editor
Douglas J. Schulman .... second sound mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects coordinator
Randy Cabral .... special effects foreman
Michael Lantieri .... special effects
Jerry Macaluso .... additional animatronics: animatronic deer
Harish Mandyam .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Alexander .... computer graphics artist
Leah Anton .... computer graphics artist
Okan Ataman .... technical assistant
Al Bailey .... digital plate restoration (as Alan Bailey)
Scott Balcerek .... assistant visual effects editor
Randall K. Bean .... senior scanning operator
Kathleen Beeler .... computer graphics artist
Ken Beyer .... computer system engineer
Patricia Blau .... senior staff: ILM
Rod G. Bogart .... software development (as Rod Bogart)
Scott Bonnenfant .... digital plate restoration
Eric Brevig .... visual effects supervisor
Anne Calanchini .... visual effects coordinator
Christian Clarke .... visual effects assistant
Charlie Clavadetscher .... computer graphics plate supervisor
Rob Coleman .... computer graphics artist
Michael Conte .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Caitlin Content .... sabre artist: ILM
Gail Currey .... senior computer graphics production manager
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: ILM
Sheena Duggal .... flame artist: ILM
Timothy Eaton .... visual effects editor
John Ellis .... digital operations manager: ILM
Mike Ellis .... scanner operator (as Michael Ellis)
Chrissie England .... producer: visual effects
Aaron Ferguson .... CG technical assistant
Debbie Fought .... computer graphics production assistant
Scott Frankel .... computer graphics artist: ILM
Alex Funke .... background plate director of photography
George Gambetta .... senior scanning operator
Tim Geideman .... negative line-up (as Timothy Geideman)
Howard Gersh .... computer graphics artist
Bart Giovanetti .... computer graphics supervisor (as Bart Giovannetti)
Daniel Graff .... gaffer: visual effects photography
Grant Guenin .... technical assistant
Indira Guerrieri .... computer graphics artist
Joanne Hafner .... computer graphics artist
Scott Harper .... computer graphics artist
Andy Hendrickson .... computer system engineer
Wendy Hendrickson .... CG technical assistant
Robert Hill .... motion control camera assembly (as Bob Hill)
Edward Hirsh .... blue screen stage manager (as Ed Hirsh)
Mark Holmes .... sabre artist
Peg Hunter .... computer graphics artist
Brian Knep .... software development
Cynthia Lane .... computer graphics artist
Jean-Claude Langer .... computer graphics artist
Don Lee .... digital compositor
James Lim .... negative line-up (as James C. Lim)
Nancy Luckoff .... computer graphics resource coordinator (as Nancy Jill Luckoff)
Jeff Mann .... senior staff: ILM
Jim May .... visual effects editor
Mary McCulloch .... computer graphics artist
Dan McNamara .... sabre effect supervisor (as Daniel McNamara)
Marty Luigi Miramontez .... computer system engineer
Terry Molatore .... computer graphics artist
Mark Moore .... art director: visual effects
David Manos Morris .... CG technical assistant
Jim Morris .... senior staff: ILM
Patrick T. Myers .... computer graphics supervisor
Kerry Nordquist .... computer graphics artist
Michael Olague .... visual effects gaffer
Joshua Pines .... digital scanning supervisor (as Jose Pines)
Sandy Ritts .... CG technical assistant
Corey Rosen .... digital plate restoration
Stephen Rosenbaum .... computer graphics supervisor
Thomas Rosseter .... computer graphics artist (as Tom Rosseter)
Michael Shanman .... rigging gaffer: visual effects unit
Chuck Shuman .... visual effects director of photography
Linda Siegel .... computer graphics artist
Pat Sweeney .... motion control camera operator (as Patrick Sweeney)
Sylte .... production support
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM
Ginger Theisen .... visual effects coordinator
Suzie Vissitzky Tooley .... CGI production manager
Allison Torres .... computer graphics technical coordinator
John Torrijos .... CG technical assistant
Laurence Treweek .... computer graphics artist
R. Gern Trowbridge .... visual effects electrician
Lam Van To .... CG technical assistant
Lisa Vaughn .... sabre coordinator
Bruce Vecchitto .... digital color timing supervisor
John Whisnant .... scanner operator
Tom Williams .... senior staff: ILM
Heidi Zabit .... computer graphics artist (as Heidi Bauman Zabit)
Rita E. Zimmerman .... sabre artist (as Rita Zimmerman)
Marc Chu .... digital effects animator: ILM (uncredited)
Jason Ortenberg .... sabre digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pete Antico .... stunts
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Joey Box .... stunt double: Boone
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Billy Burton)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Jay Caputo .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Clifford Happy .... stunt double: Boone
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt coordinator
Dennis Scott .... stunt coordinator (as Dennis R. Scott)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David A. Armstrong .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, title sequence
Erik Bernstein .... electrician
Marty Brenneis .... camera engineer
Doug Chartier .... dolly grip (as Douglas Chartier)
Steve Cohagan .... best boy electric
Steven A. Cohogan .... assistant chief lighting technician
Vincent Contarino .... gaffer: second unit
Doug Dole .... grip
Jim Duggan .... best boy grip: bluescreen unit (as James M. Duggan)
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician
Daniel Galiardi .... assistant camera
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Jeffrey A. Johnson .... grip
Amy La Licata .... camera loader
Kelsey Lauren Leigh .... electrician (as Debb Lee Phillips)
Jerry L. Marshall .... grip
David McMillan .... lighting technician
Gary Meyer .... video engineer
Fred Meyers .... video engineer
Lloyd Moriarity .... key grip
Dan Owen .... grip (as Daniel R. Owen)
Bill Roe .... camera operator
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer (as Zade A. Rosenthal)
Michael Shanman .... lighting board operator
Victor A. Shelehov .... grip
Sean Smith .... electrician
Glenn Wade .... grip (as Glenn H. Wade)
Rick A. West .... gaffer
Scott Whitemore .... grip
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... assistant camera: Wescam camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Kate Kennedy .... location casting
Lara Spotts .... casting assistant (as Lara E. Spotts)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fran Allgood .... costumer
Marsha Bozeman .... wardrobe
Mary Gierczak .... set costumer
Mari Grimaud .... costume supervisor
David Le Vey .... assistant costume designer
Matt Reitsma .... costume ager/dyer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Balcerek .... assistant editor
Lee Grubin .... associate editor
Greg Hyman .... assistant editor
Doug Jones .... negative cutter (as Doug Jones Jr.)
Janet Ogletree .... assistant editor
Carrie Shepard .... assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Sean T. Stratton .... post-production coordinator
Dave Tanaka .... assistant editor
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Elton Ahi .... score mixer
Elton Ahi .... score recordist
Bob Badami .... music editor
Dick Bernstein .... supervising music editor
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician
John Finklea .... music editor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Frank Welker .... special vocal effects
 
Transportation Department
Steve Brodsky .... transportation captain
Craig Fehrman .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Shirley Abrams .... talent searcher
Hilary Adahms .... stand-in
Susan Ahulii .... craft service
Justin Escher Alpert .... production assistant
Debra Amador .... department coordinator
Amanda Ansorge .... assistant: Ms. Startz
John Blausey .... courier coordinator
John Bottenfield .... stand-in for Richard Jenkins
Judith M. Brown .... studio teacher
Lori Connolly .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Leslie J. Converse .... assistant: Mr. Oz
Diana Crozier .... production supporter
Jamie Daddio .... assistant production coordinator (as Jamie H. Fishman)
Carolyn M. Dahm .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Jackie Evanochick .... department coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Matt Freeman .... assistant: Ms. Kennedy (as Matthew Freeman)
Dana Friedman .... resource management
Maria Gilan .... assistant: Ms. Startz
Timothy Greenwood .... projectionist
Anna E. Hayward .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Shelley Houis .... production coordinator
Jody Hummer .... location manager
JoAnn Fregalette Jansen .... acting coach
Paula Karsh .... production supporter
Pam Kaye .... production supporter
Jeanmarie King .... production assistant
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Elizabeth Maxwell .... caterer
Michael Maxwell .... caterer
Lori McAdams .... resource management
Roberto McGrath .... projectionist
Suzy McLaughlin .... department coordinator
Ellen Pasternack .... resource management
Tim L. Pearson .... production accountant
Billy Pittard .... title designer (as Pittard Sullivan Fitzgerald)
Bill Pugin .... on-set interpreter
Bill Pugin .... sign language coach
Mary T. Radford .... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Denise Ream .... production supporter
Sandy Reed .... craft service
Thell Reed .... gun coach
Anne S. Reilly .... unit publicist (as Anne Reilly)
Bruce Roberts .... production assistant
Mike Scanlan .... animatronic supervisor
Gillan Stephenson .... production assistant
Daniel Strol .... location manager
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant accountant
Lisa Todd .... production assistant
Cynthia Upstill .... script supervisor: second unit
Lisa Van Cott .... film group coordinator
Erika Wangberg Burton .... plate/bluescreen photography coordinator (as Erika Wangberg)
Dawna Weichel .... department coordinator
Cris Welisch .... department coordinator
Dana Williams .... production coordinator
Deborah Devgan .... assistant production office coordinator (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George Lucas .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing
Runtime:
96 min
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The music video that Omri and Patrick watch during their sleepover is "Girls Girls Girls", by Mötley Crüe.See more »
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Miscellaneous: In the end credits, Erik Stabenau is listed in the cast as "Ferengi" (one of the alien races seen on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). However, the word is incorrectly spelled as "Firengi".See more »
Quotes:
[Darth Vader, a T-Rex, G.I. Joe, a Cardassian, a Ferengi, and Robocop stop fighting and notice Omri]
Robocop:[with gun aimed at Omri] Halt!
T-Rex:Rrrahrr?
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An excellent film exploring complex themes lightheartedly, 18 January 2005

This film was special. It's not to say it ranks high amongst the worlds films technically (which is not to say it fails in this regard – it simply does not depend upon special effects), but the underlying theme is gentle and beautifully presented. The child actors' performances are solid. Especially the lead 'Omri', and his friend (whom I really liked and really disliked respectively - (hence his acting ability)). It's an innocent story with great imagination, and doesn't take itself too seriously. The relationship and growth that the main character develops with Little Bear (the Indian in the cupboard) is special. It eventually takes on a father/son dynamic after a role reversal or sorts from the Creator/created dynamic the boy has with Little Bear at first. I was touched by this relationship and by Omri's innocence. Frank Oz imagination is conveyed well through this work. I can easily imagine being in Omri's shoes and enjoy this film each time I watch it. Whether you watch this with kids or not, odds are you'll enjoy it.

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