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The Borrower (1991)

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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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 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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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

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

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Contradictory
Written by Robert McNaughton (as R. McNaughton)
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Off-the-wall humor; had me howling.
14 September 1999 | by mesmerisSee all my reviews

If you're expecting a serious Sci-Fi or Horror flick, this film will disappoint you. But if you can appreciate something that's so ridiculous it's funny, then this movie is for you. I laughed harder and harder as the movie progressed. It's no five-star film, but I think the humor is enough to redeem this film.


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