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.



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