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The Borrowers (1997)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  13 February 1998 (USA)
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A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

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Ocious P. Potter
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Exterminator Jeff
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Joe Lender
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Victoria Lender
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Andrew Dunford ...
Dustbunny Binn
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Minty Branch
Patrick Monckton ...
Swag (as Patrick Monkton)
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Storyline

The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards. When the owner of the house they live in dies and evil realtor Ocious Potter wants to destroy the house to build luxury apartments on its place, they start to fight him with the help of the son of house owner, Pete. Written by Anonymous

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Little People. Big Trouble. Lots of fun. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild peril and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

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Lånerne  »

Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,600,000 (Non-US) (20 February 1998)

Gross:

$22,359,293 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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Trivia

Every vehicle shown in the film is a Morris 1000 Minor. Even a custom-built 'stretched' limo. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in "a fictitious time and place", they are driving on the wrong side of the road. When we see an aerial view of the streets, the junctions are marked out for driving on the left-hand side of the road UK style, but the cars are driving on the right. See more »

Quotes

Pod Clock: We're not vermin. We're not creeps. And we're not pests. We're Borrowers.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there is a scene shown where Potter tries to explain to the police about seeing the Borrowers. See more »

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Referenced in Ideal: The Night (2007) See more »

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Written by Desmond Child and Hanson
Performed by Hanson
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Awesome, funny and Cool to see the Little People
29 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is awesome because it's really funny and cool to see the little people living in the house with the big people. This movie is all about a kid named Pete Lender who is determined to find out why all the stuff in their house keeps disappearing. He eventually finds Arrietty who is a Borrower and she explains what Borrowers do. The Lenders have to move out of their house because a mean man named Ocious Potter wants to build an apartment building in its place. The Borrowers try to go with the Lenders but the kids fall out of the truck and have to travel through the city to find the new house that is by the old church. Some of the main characters in the movie are Pete Lender, Arrietty Clock, Ocious P. Potter, and Exterminator Jeff. My favorite character is Pete Lender because he really cares about the Borrowers and is really funny. Exterminator Jeff is on Ocious P. Potter's team at first but then wants to help Pete and the Borrowers. My favorite part in the movie is when Peagreen Clock fell out of the truck and landed in dog poop. I like that part because it was really funny and I think that a lot of people would think that was funny too. Another part I really like is when Ocious P. Potter got squirt with cheese. The Borrowers pushed the lever to squirt the cheese because he was after them. It worked and the Borrowers got away! I would recommend this movie for all ages 3 and up because there are a couple of scary parts but not too many and it is a really good movie. Reviewed by Anthony Aranda, age 9, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic


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