The Borrowers

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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

Closed Caption; 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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • UPC: 025192266720
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,461

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Goodman Ocious P. Potter
Jim Broadbent Pod Clock
Mark Williams Exterminator Jeff
Hugh Laurie Officer Steady
Bradley Pierce Pete Lender
Flora Newbigin Arrietty Clock
Tom Felton Peagreen Clock
Raymond Pickard Spiller
Celia Imrie Homily Clock
Aden Gillett Joe Lender
Doon Mackichan Victoria Lende
Ruby Wax City Hall Clerk
Andrew Dunford
Bob Goody
Patrick Monkton
Dick Ward
George Yiassoumi
Technical Credits
Peter Hewitt Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Trevor Brooker Cinematographer
John Camps Screenwriter
Liza Chasin Co-producer
Peter Chiang Special Effects Supervisor
Walt de Faria Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
John Fenner Cinematographer
Marie France Costumes/Costume Designer
David Freeman Editor
Nina Gold Casting
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Debra Hayward Co-producer
Joan Hills Makeup
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Annie Kocur Editor
Gavin Scott Screenwriter
David A. Stephenson Sound/Sound Designer
Rachel Talalay Producer
Gareth Tandy Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [4:42]
2. Big Freeze [8:41]
3. A Borrowers Life [4:31]
4. Arrietty's Adventure [4:53]
5. Big Move [5:21]
6. Bean vs. Borrower [8:39]
7. Exterminator Jeff [8:42]
8. Whole New World [7:07]
9. Spud Spiller [8:19]
10. Big Cheese [5:30]
11. Demolition [5:35]
12. Tiny Heros [6:54]
13. One Big Happy Family [2:42]
14. Closing Credits [4:50]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
      Widescreen
      Standard
   Chapters
   Language Selection
      English
      French
      Spanish
   Special Features
      Teaser Trailer
      Theatrical Trailer
      Beans & Borrowers
         John Goodman
         Jim Broadbent
         Mark Williams
         Hugh Laurie
         Peter Hewitt
      Borrowers in the Making
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

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    Faintly remember this film.

    This was a pretty good movie with some recognizable actors from John Goodman, Bradley Pierce, Tom Felton and of course Hugh Laurie. Good ending. A childhood favorite worth seeing, at least for nostalgic value.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Family Movie

    Growing up, the story book of the Borrowers intrigued me, as an adult to share the story with my nieces in the form of a movie was a delight!! The characters, the curiosity of tiny people borrowing everything they need from "us". How fascinating to see things from the view of a Borrower and "beings" in this wonderful film.
    My nieces enjoyed it so much, the next time they visited they asked to see it again. We are big believers in seeing a movie more than once to notice details we may have missed the first time. We will watch it together time and time again.
    I would recommend this movie to anyone, especially those interested in a plot acceptable to show children. Maybe not too young, possibly five and up, John Goodman's character is the "bad guy" but he plays it so well.

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