The Borrowers Movie Review 1997

Information and Film Reviews for The Borrowers the Movie

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Charming big-screen, big-budget tale about the little people who live under the floor. The British, elfin, and about four inch tall Clock family, headed by papa Pod (Broadbent) lives hidden in the walls of the home of the normal-sized American Lenders and exist by "borrowing" objects from their human's household. When an evil lawyer (Goodman), also American, threatens their happiness, the Borrowers bond with young Peter Lender (Pierce) who "discovers" them and volunteers to help them save their way of life. This remake focuses mainly on the impressive special effects, lending a modern look and appeal. Goodman is lovably evil in that wonderfully Snidely Whiplash way. Based on the children's books of Mary Norton.


USA Home Entertainment, 1 W. Forest, Englewood, NJ 07631-4004, Phone: (201)871-1000, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 86 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Childhood Visions, Special FX Extravaganzas, Race Against Time, Great Britain
John Camps, Gavin Scott
John Goodman, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie, Bradley Michael Pierce, Raymond Pickard, Aden (John) Gillett, Ruby Wax, Flora Newbigin, Tom Felton, Doon Mackichan
John Fenner, Trevor Brooker
Peter Hewitt
Harry Gregson-Williams
Working Title Productions, Polygram Filmed Entertainment

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