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The Borrower (1989)

R | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1991 (Mexico)
Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another.

Director:

John McNaughton

Writers:

Mason Nage (story), Mason Nage (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rae Dawn Chong ... Diana Pierce
Don Gordon ... Charles Krieger
Tom Towles ... Bob Laney
Antonio Fargas ... Julius
Neil Giuntoli ... Scully
Larry Pennell ... Captain Scarcelli
Pam Gordon Pam Gordon ... Connie
Tony Amendola ... Dr. Cheever
Robert Dryer ... Borrower / Human
Richard Wharton ... Alien Pilot
Bentley Mitchum Bentley Mitchum ... Kip
Zoe Trilling ... Astrid (as Geri Betzler)
Tamara Clatterbuck ... Michelle Chodiss (as Tami Clatterbuck)
Tom Allard Tom Allard ... Ruben Whitefeather
Darryl Shelly Darryl Shelly ... Druggie
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Storyline

Aliens punish one of their own by sending him to earth. The alien is very violent, and when the body he occupies is damaged, he is forced to find another. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Borrower See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The copyright date at the end of the movie is 1989, so the film probably sat on the shelf for two years before getting released in 1991. See more »

Connections

References Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Street People
Written b y Shawna Lee, Pete Byun
Performed by Shawna Lee
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Stupid,but enjoyable trash!
12 September 2002 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A disappointing horror flick from John McNaughton("Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer")has one of the dumbest premises in memory.The plot is about an alien whose head keeps exploding for some reason,forcing him to steal new heads from innocent victims.There are some interesting twists and the gore effects are suitably splashy!The cast is also okay,but still the film is laughable and stupid.Definitely one to avoid,if you don't like cheesy horror/sci-fi genre!


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