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The Borrower (1991)

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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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:

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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 »

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Well, the title is a lie...
11 October 2002 | by ep.comSee all my reviews

... 'cause once that guy has your head, he won't give it back ;) This is an odd, bizarre little movie... the whole thing is as anticlimactic as it gets and there's no excitement or suspense at all. However, I prefer to take "The Borrower" as a look at society's problems seen through the eyes of an alien convict. This makes for some funny bits. There's one scene, where he sits in a coffee shop, doing nothing at all, and all people around him suddenly grab their guns and start killing each other. Then he he just gets up and walks away, like nothing what happened matters to him. The whole movie's like this. So, if you're going to watch this, think less of a horror movie, more of a social commentary and you know what you're in for. Recommended...


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