STARRING: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Brown,
Jared Rushton, Amy O'Neill, Robert Oliveri
1989, 93 Minutes, Directed by: Joe Johnston
Moranis is the bumbling inventor/father of
the Szalinski family. He inadvertently shrinks his own children then throws them
out with the trash. They, along with the neighbor kids, must journey back across
their own backyard, now an enormous, dangerous distance, to get back to the
right height. —
Funny how when they say "family entertainment" they actually mean all those
under the age of eight in your family.
Anyway, this Disneyfied version of The Incredible Shrinking Man isn't so bad - it at least features
some reasonable special effects. It's about the kids of a nerdish inventor who are
accidentally shrunk to miniature size by one of his inventions. Complications ensue when
they are dropped off somewhere in the garden and have to make their way back home.
Pop this movie in the VCR to entertain the little 'uns while you do something else.