The Borrowers The Borrowers (1997) UK Rating

Jim Broadbent plays Pod Clock  Also starring John Goodman, Hugh Laurie

"Little People. Big Trouble. Lots of fun"

Plot Summery:  The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. Their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter (Goodman) steals the will granting title to the house which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Patrick's comments: Jim plays a little guy with crazy hair and a great name - Pod Clock.  He's the head of the Clock family with the burden of protecting them from being discovered by the big people - 'the Lenders'.  This a great action movie with some excellent special effects.  Broadbent fans should have this one in their collection.

The Clock Family - Peagreen, Homilly, Pod and Arriety  Homilly, Arriety, Pod and Spiller


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