Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
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A preoccupied inventor just can't seem to get his electro-magnetic shrinking machine to work. Then, when he accidentally shrinks his kids down to 1/4-inch tall and tosses them out in the trash, the real adventure begins! Now the kids face incredible dangers as they try to make their way home through the jungle of their own backyard! Hurricane sprinklers! Dive-bombing bees! A runaway lawn mower and much, much more!
The most astonishing, innovative, backyard adventure of all time!
Also Known As:
The Big Backyard
Title: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
Release Date: June 23, 1989
Runtime: 93 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: PG
Rick Moranis ...Wayne Szalinski
Matt Frewer ...Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Sr. (Big Russ Thompson)
Marcia Strassman ...Diane Szalinski
Kristine Sutherland ...Mae Thompson
Thomas Wilson Brown ...Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Jr. (Little Russell...
Jared Rushton ...Ronald 'Ron' Thompson
Amy O'Neill ...Amy Szalinski
Robert Oliveri ...Nick Szalinski
Carl Steven ...Tommy Pervis
Mark L. Taylor ...Donald 'Don' Forrester
Kimmy Robertson ...Gloria Forrester
Lou Cutell ...Dr. Brainard
Laura Waterbury ...Female Cop
Trevor Galtress ...Male Cop
Martin Aylett ...Harold Boorstein
Janet Sunderland ...Lauren Boorstein
Frank Welker ... (voice)
Patrick Brown ...
Craig Richard Nelson ...Professor Frederickson
Penney Finkelman Cox
Thomas G. Smith
"Theme from 'Amarcord'"
"Turn It Up"
More Movie Taglines:
- The most astonishing, innovative, backyard adventure of all time!
- Nick Szalinski: I'm on a special diet. No toxic waste.
Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Sr.: When I was your age, I put on twenty pounds of pure unadulterated blitz-the-quarterback-and-rip-his-head-off muscle, Russell!
Amy Szalinski: I don't think we're in Kansas anymore, Toto. Nick Szalinski: I don't think we're in the food chain anymore, Dorothy.
Nick Szalinski: We're now a quarter of an inch tall, and sixty four feet from the house. That's an equivalent of three-point-two miles. That's a long way. Even for a man of science.
Nick Szalinski: When we crashed, my entire life flashed before my eyes. It didn't take too long.
- The film's original title was "Teenie Weenies", which was rejected on the grounds that it sounded too much like a kiddies' film with no appeal to adults.
The titles "Grounded" and "The Big Backyard" were considered and subsequently dropped during pre-production.
Chevy Chase and John Candy both turned down the role of Wayne Szalinski. Candy did however suggest Rick Moranis for the role.
The animated short Tummy Trouble (1989) was released theatrically with this movie.
Joe Johnston's directorial debut.
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