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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$35,617,599
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1.85 : 1
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The action figures that Omri places in the cupboard include Darth Vader from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), the T-Rex from Jurassic Park (1993), a Ferengi from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), a Cardassian soldier from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), a G.I. Joe, and RoboCop (1987). 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

Boone: Where may I ask, is my coffee? I always start my day with a cup of coffee.
Omri: Okay, if you're good, I'll make you breakfast.
Little Bear: Cook? Like a woman! You are a woman!
Omri: Oh please, you guys are so old fashioned.
Boone: I'll have you know I'm a civilized man.
[looks at Little Bear]
Boone: Unlike some!
Little Bear: Where do you come from?
Boone: I come from Texas, Mr. Half-a-brain!
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Featured in Lights, Camera, Magic (1995) 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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