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The Borrowers [DVD] [1997]

Release Date:11/05/2002
Peter Hewitt directs the 1997 family film The Borrowers. This Polygram DVD is presented with both widescreen and full-screen transfers. The Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround soundtrack is in English, French, and Spanish. Optional English closed captions are also available. Special features start off with biographies for director Peter Hewitt and stars John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, and Hugh Laurie. Also included is the featurette "Borrowers in the Making," along with theatrical trailers and teasers.
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    Special Features

    • Standard and widescreen formats
    • Dual layered
    • Interactive menus
    • Digitally mastered
    • Film and cast biographies
    • English closed captions
    • English and French 5.1 AC-3
    • Spanish Dolby Pro Logic
    • Theatrical and teaser trailers
    • Exclusive behind-the-scenes footage on the making of The Borrowers
    • Closed Captioned


    The Borrowers
    Peter Hewitt (Tom and Huck) directed this $30-million family film, an adaptation of Mary Norton's classic children's novels about a miniature family of wee folk, four inches high, living beneath the floorboards of an English cottage. The Borrowers family, so labeled because they "borrow" from the house's kitchen, consist of Pod Clock (Jim Broadbent), mother Homily (Celia Imre), and children Arrietty (13-year-old Flora Newbigin) and Peagreen (Tom Felton). Their adventure begins when they're almost caught in the kitchen by the Lenders, the tenants of the house, so they run for cover. When lawyer-Realtor Ocious P. Potter (John Goodman) discovers the owner of the house has died, he makes plans to evict the Lenders and demolish the building -- a situation where one would want to "neither a Borrower nor a Lender be." Fortunately, young Pete Lender (Bradley Pierce) has become friends with Arrietty -- an alliance leading toward a method of thwarting Potter. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Goodman
      John Goodman - Ocious P. Potter
    • Jim Broadbent
      Jim Broadbent - Pod Clock
    • Mark Williams
      Mark Williams - Exterminator Jeff
    • Hugh Laurie
      Hugh Laurie - Officer Steady
    • Bradley Pierce
      Bradley Pierce - Pete Lender

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