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The Borrowers (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy | TV Movie 26 December 2011
The Borrowers are four-inch high "little people" who live under the floorboards.



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Complete credited cast:
Pod Clock
Homily Clock
Arrietty Clock
Granny Driver
Professor Mildeye
Robert Millman
Charlie Hiscock ...
James Millman
Anne Hirsch ...
Warona Seane ...
Karen Richards
Jane Hill ...
BBC News Presenter
Jonathan Blake ...
BBC Reporter
Catherine Burns ...
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Pod and Homily Clock and their sixteen year old daughter Arietty are 'Borrowers', four inch high people who live under the floor boards in Granny Driver's house and borrow what they need without her knowledge. She is determined to catch them. When Arietty defies her father and strays into the house alone young James hides her and they become friends but Granny contacts Professor Mildeye, who is obsessed with the existence of 'Homo Sapiens Redactus', whom he wants to exhibit to the world and he captures Pod and Homily. Fortunately Arietty and resourceful fellow Borrower Spiller join forces with James to effect a rescue before the professor can dissect his tiny captives. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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26 December 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Csenő manók  »

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3rd version of the Borrowers to feature an actor from "Doctor Who". Other actors from Doctor Who include Penelope Wilton (Harriet Jones from seasons 1-4), Mark Williams (Season 7), and Christopher Eccleston (The Doctor in season 1), amongst others See more »


After Spiller rescues Pod, the rope that was dangling from the air vent disappears. See more »


Version of The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) See more »


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Performed by Agnes Obel
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Nice family movie
10 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Adapted from the 1952 book, this is the latest version of this classic. This was a BBC TV production, and as such is limited in its scale. The borrowers are secretive little tiny people that live under the floorboards. This one stars Christopher Eccleston, Robert Sheehan, Stephen Fry, among others. Aisling Loftus plays the lead Arrietty Clock. She's a sweet girl most notable for her big eyes. All the actors in the movie do a fine job. While the lower production value is understandable, it is still distracting. All in all, it's a nice little family movie.

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