The Indian in the Cupboard 1995
PG | 1h 36min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 14 July 1995 (USA)
Omri, a young boy growing up in Brooklyn, receives an odd variety of presents for his birthday: a wooden cabinet from his older brother, a set of antique keys from his mother and a tiny plastic model of an Indian from his best friend Patrick.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG for mild language and brief video images of violence and sexy dancing
Forget reviews saying this is not as good as the book. No films are are a good as the book! Watch this movie with an 8 year old child and you will see how good the film is.
Thank you Frank Oz for a wonderful film. The acting from the young children is above average and the tearful ending just right for a young audience. Interesting to note Steve Coogan plays a miniature model come to life – something he repeats later in his career in A Night At The Museum. Typecasting?
The effects are also very good. Remember this is 1995 when CGI was in it’s infancy – but the miniaturisation of the cast is flawless.
Director: Frank Oz
Writers: Lynne Reid Banks (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse
Release Date: 14 July 1995 (USA)
Also Known As: The Indian in the Cupboard
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA