This is the film that tries to disprove the conventional Shakespearean wisdom,
"Neither a borrower or a lender be." So, there are these little people, no
bigger than a human finger, and they live in the nooks and crannies of an old house. The
family who lives there is unaware of the little "borrowers" until disaster
strikes. All hell is about to break loose because the meanest man in town wants to cheat
the family out of their house. When the family discovers the little people and helps to
move them out of the house before the demolition crew arrives, the adventure begins for
John Goodman plays
Ocious Potter, an attorney with nary an honest bone in his body. Goodman, normally a
good-natured screen presence, has plenty of fun making threatening faces and scheming to
do in The Borrowers. But before he can finish them, he's in for plenty of surprises that
include a pretty bad exterminating burn and a cheese bath.
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