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The Borrowers
- John Goodman

Overview - Children's author Mary Norton's storybook creations, the four-inch-tall family of "borrowers" who live among humans and co-opt their possessions, get a first-rate big-screen translation. When a crooked lawyer (a gleefully over-the-top John Goodman) takes over the Lender family's house, he's got to reckon with the "borrowers" therein, who launch a campaign to oust the invader and restore the home to its rightful tenants.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Children's author Mary Norton's storybook creations, the four-inch-tall family of "borrowers" who live among humans and co-opt their possessions, get a first-rate big-screen translation. When a crooked lawyer (a gleefully over-the-top John Goodman) takes over the Lender family's house, he's got to reckon with the "borrowers" therein, who launch a campaign to oust the invader and restore the home to its rightful tenants.

Cast List

Peter Hewitt - Director.
Rachel Talalay - Producer/Director
Bradley Pierce
Aden Gillett - Star, THE IMPRESSIONISTS (2006)
Bob Goody
Jim Broadbent - British actor
James Broadbent - British actor
John Kamps
Gavin Scott
Gemma Jackson
Marie France - Costume Designer, WAIST DEEP (2006)
Flora Newbigin
Ruby Wax
Patrick Monkton
Raymond Pickard
Tim Bevan
Mary Norton - Children's author - the "Borrowers" books
Trevor Brooker
Mark Williams
Celia Imrie - British Actress, mostly television, mid '70s-present
Andrew Dunford
George Yiasoumi
Dick Ward
John Fenner
Eric Fellner - Producer
Harry Gregson-Williams - Composer, SPY GAME (2001)
Tom Felton - British actor, HARRY POTTER
Hugh Laurie - British Comedian/Actor
John Goodman - American Film/TV Actor
Doon Mackichan
David Freeman

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 86
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192266720
  • Genre: Family
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (For mild peril and some crude humor)
  • Release Date: January 2004

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
British
Fantasy
Live-Action
Slapstick
Theatrical Release
Family (General)

 
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Reviews:
"...A marvel of visual magic....Their hidden miniature world is a clever mosaic..." - 02/13/1998 USA Today, p.3D


"...Charming....This visually witty film is perfectly up to date in its technological ambitions..." - 02/13/1998 New York Times, p.E28


"...Entertaining and imaginative....The effects are fine and the filmmaking refreshingly rich..." - 03/01/1998 Box Office, p.53


"...The rare children's comedy that gets laughs from viewers large and small..." - 02/01/1998 Premiere, p.22


"...THE BORROWERS is a charming, whimsical family adventure....[The film] has fun with the special effects and the cliffhanging adventures..." - 02/13/1998 Chicago Sun-Times, p.36

 
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