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The Borrowers (1997)

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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Joe Lender
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Victoria Lender
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Town Hall Clerk
Andrew Dunford ...
Dustbunny Binn
Bob Goody ...
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 »


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

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13 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lånerne  »

Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 640,552 (Germany) (12 December 1997)

Gross:

$22,359,293 (USA) (8 May 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Christopher Lloyd, and Chevy Chase, were considered for the role of Ocious P. Potter. See more »

Goofs

When Spiller throws the rope in the milk bottle trying to pull Peagreen out, he can be heard straining and grunting to keep a hold of it but his face and mouth are both clearly relaxed. See more »

Quotes

Arrietty 'Ett' Clock: [after taking the will from Potter] Come on, squirt, we've got to hurry!
Peagreen Clock: What for, idiot? We'll never get out of here without him seeing us.
Arrietty 'Ett' Clock: Look, we'll get out when the bean is on his lunch hour. It's always the safest time with beans.
Peagreen Clock: I still think we should wait here for mum and dad.
Arrietty 'Ett' Clock: Peagreen, try to understand: there won't BE a here unless we give this will to Pete, before that nasty, cheating, thieving, evil, mean, greedy, vicious, ugly bean destroys our house.
Ocious P. Potter: Ugly? Who are they calling ...
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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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Written by Desmond Child and Hanson
Performed by Hanson
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Good Fun with great effects.
20 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I have to be honest, I was not looking forward to this movie. I never heard of it nor know anything about those in it, except for John Goodman. However, this selection was for my daughter and did not want to see a repeat of another cartoon-type movie. My wife and I found the movie to be good clean fun with some mild but acceptable violence and virtually no language. A good combo for a family film and for a child. My daughter said it was "good" and my wife and I thought it was cute. In this day and age, it can be hard to find good movies around. While this movie may not be a keeper in your own collection, it is worth renting. The behind-the-scenes on the DVD was good and the DVD also contained both letterboxed and Pan-and-scan versions.


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