The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
Wayne Szalinski is a clumsy genius who comes up with new gadgets and experiments all the time, but something usually goes wrong and gets Wayne and his family into trouble, danger and fantastical adventure.
Barbara Alyn Woods,
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.
Wayne Szalinzki, a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time. His wife Diane asks him to get rid of the "Tiki Man" a large tiki sculpture. Wayne refuses to get rid of it so he decides to restart the shrink ray and reduces the Tiki Man to pocket-size. However, after Wayne shrinks the Tiki Man the machine is accidentally activated and Wayne ends up shrinking himself and his brother Gordon. Meanwhile, when Gordon's wife Patty and Diane were going on a vacation they went back to the house when Patty suddenly realizes she forgot Mitch's medicine for his potassium deficiency. When they were about to leave, they decide to sneak into the attic and surprise the men, but the shrink ray is activated once again, and the ladies are shrunk as well. So the team must be very brave of disgusting household insects the size of dinosaurs and more in their biggest adventure to get their children's attention.Written by
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(at around 20 mins) The phrase "Honey, we shrunk ourselves" is never actually said in the film. Instead, Diane asks Wayne "Are we shrunk?" to which Wayne replies "I'm not going to lie, yes we are." which is the closest she comes to saying the titular phrase. See more »
(at around 1h) When Mitch discovers Diane and Patty on the table, there is a shot where he bends down and says "Mom?" In this shot, Patty is on the left, and Diane is on the right. It cuts to both of them nodding, and they have switched sides. Then it cuts to Mitch fainting, and they are back in their original positions. See more »
[on the phone]
I'm so excited, Patty. I've been looking at the La Costa brochure every day for two months.
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During the opening credits, the Walt Disney Home Video logo appears. As soon as its finished, the studio credit that appears onscreen reads, "Walt Disney Pictures presents", despite the logo not appearing. See more »
On the Netflix print of this movie, the 2006-present Walt Disney Pictures logo (reading simply "Disney") plasters the 1991-2002 Walt Disney Home Video logo that appeared on DVD, VHS and television prints. See more »
Honey they shrunk the running time (and plot & effects...)
The premise of shrinking Moranis himself seemed natural after the first two films, however their execution was way off. I never had any intention of watching this but I had on the TV Guide channel and saw the name Eve Gordon and it was driving me nuts trying to figure out why I knew her name... So I watched it. At first I didn't realize why I knew the name and then it hit me -- both Eve Gordon (who doesn't even look like the same person in this film) and Robin Bartlett starred together in the shortlived sitcom "The Powers That Be." They had good chemistry as enemies on that series (an all-time favorite show), but their chemistry together in this film really sucks. And then came all the other TV actors (Mila Kunis, Stuart Pankin, Allison Mack)... Talented Moranis and his cohorts are completely wasted in this film. What were these people thinking?
The effects are atrocious -- there's perhaps only two shots of the shrunken parents that look like they might actually be in the house rather than standing in front of a bluescreen. The plot's a rehash (drolly executed). The script is laughable, and not in a good way. Most of the "jokes" are painfully unfunny and/or in poor taste, even for a child demographic audience. It seemed like each commercial break lasted 10 minutes and I found out why when I came here and discovered the film is only 74 minutes.
Can't really say much that hasn't already been said, so I'll leave it at this with apologies to the cast: avoid this turkey!
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