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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 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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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:

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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

John McNaughton made the following remarks during an interview for In The Flesh fanzine (UK), issue #6 on page 10: "As soon as Vestron backed out Atlantic picked it up, but it was submitted to the MPAA and given an 'X' certificate so they just walked out on the deal.We got an R rating and had to cut it 5 times, but I don't feel the picture was damaged to the point where destroyed by any means." See more »

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Different & clever but somewhat disappointing.
29 December 2004 | by willywantsSee all my reviews

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. Strange, unorthodox science fiction/horror film. The script is quite clever and the film has plenty of amusing moments, but Mr. Mcnaughton should stick to more serious films, i.e. "Henry". Impressive make-up effects by Kevin Yagher and plenty of gore help but only to a certain extent. Runs to long and tends to drag out a bit, especially towards the end. Above average for this kind of film but somewhat disappointing in the end.

5.5/10.


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