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The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »

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... Omri
... Little Bear
... Jane (Mom)
... Victor (Dad)
Rishi Bhat ... Patrick
... Tommy
... Boone
... Lucy
... Gillon (brother)
... Teacher
Ryan Olson ... Adiel
Leon Tejwani ... Baby Martin
Lucas Tejwani ... Baby Martin
Christopher Conte ... Purple Mohawk
Cassandra Brown ... Emily
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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best friend. But these two presents turn out to be much more magic than the rest... Written by Volker Boehm

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Adventure comes to life

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing | See all certifications »

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14 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La llave mágica  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,617,599
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The name Omri means "The Lord is my life" and was the name of a Hebrew king whose story is told in I Kings 16. See more »

Goofs

When Omri is opening his birthday presents around the kitchen table, the rat-in-the-ball is on the table; two seconds later, it's gone, with nobody acting as having picked it up. See more »

Quotes

Little Bear: Are we always a great people?
Omri: You are always a great people, but it's not always so good.
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Referenced in Melissa Mathison: A Tribute (2016) See more »

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A beautiful movie, a wonderful actor.
25 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

The Indian in the Cupboard is a delightful movie. The sweet and adorable Omri (played by Hal Scardino) is great to go along with on this fascinating adventure. The character Omri is a perfect portrayal of a sensitive and thoughtful 9 year old boy. This movie is most enjoyable in that aspect, above and beyond the story of the strange abilities of the cupboard.


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