The Borrowers

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Director:Peter Hewitt
Writers:John Kamps and Gavin Scott
Directors of Photography:Trevor Brooker and John Fenner
Editor:David Freeman
Music:Harry Gregson-Williams
Production Designer:Gemma Jackson
Producers:Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Rachel Talalay
Polygram; PG; 83 minutes
Cast: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Bradley Pierce, Celia Imrie, Hugh Laurie, Tom Felton and Flora Newbigin
Based on novels by Mary Norton

The Borrowers' tall-tale about a feisty family of 4-inch people who go up against an evil banker (John Goodman) is based on the beloved children's books of Mary Norton. Director Peter Hewitt and screenwriters Gavin Scott and John Kamps came up with some new adventures for the little people since the story had already been adapted three times for television. Masterful special-effects turn this bed-time story into rousing big-screen magic for kids.

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