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Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie

Movie Review for Honey I Shrunk the Kids


Science projects should remain in the lab in this 80s movie as comedy and adventure abound - a scientist gone crazy shrinks things and mistakenly shrunk his kids.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids DVD


Scientist Wayne Szalinski (played by Rick Moranis) has a penchant for inventing things that never seem to work right in Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

He invents a shrinking machine and his kids accidentally get caught in its line of fire. In Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Szalinski kids, Amy and Nick (played by Amy O’Neill and Robert Oliveri), are accidentally dumped in the thrash by their father whose science machine has shrunk them. Finding their way back to the house is tougher than they thought, since they encounter giant insects and other perils along the way.


Wayne Szalinski - Rick Moranis
Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Sr. - Matt Frewer
Diane Szalinski - Marcia Strassman
Mae Thompson - Kristine Sutherland
Russell 'Russ' Thompson, Jr. - Thomas Wilson Brown
Ronald 'Ron' Thompson - Jared Rushton
Amy Szalinski - Amy O'Neill
Nick Szalinski - Robert Oliveri
Tommy Pervis - Carl Steven
Donald 'Don' Forrester - Mark L Taylor
Gloria Forrester
Dr. Brainard - Lou Cutell
Female Cop - Laura Waterbury
Male Cop - Trevor Galtress
Harold Boorstein - Martin Aylett


Before deciding on the name Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, for the movie, some of the choices were Teenie Weenies, The Big Backyard, and Grounded.

Honey I Shrunk the Kids received 10 award nominations.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Honey I Shrunk the Kids was released to theatres on 06/23/1989 by Buena Vista, and grossed $130,724,172 at the box office in the US.

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