The Borrower (1989)

The Borrower




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Movie Info

Two detectives investigating a mysterious series of deaths discover that an extraterrestrial serial killer known as "The Borrower" is to blame. This suspenseful sci-fi thriller follows the cops' attempts to capture the alien, which are complicated by the fact that he can possess and control human bodies.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard Fire, Mason Nage
On DVD: Aug 31, 1994
Vision Pictures



as Diana Pierce

as Charles Krieger

as Bob Laney

as Connie

as Captain Scarcelli

as Dr. Cheever

as 3rd Paramedic

as Borrower/Human

as Alien Pilot

as Michele Chodiss

as Ruben Whitefeather

as Astrid

as Nurse Wilson

as Man Outside Bar

as Locker Attendant

as Bandmember

as Bandmember

as Bandmember

as 1st Paramedic

as 2nd Paramedic

as 3rd Paramedic

as Desk Nurse

as Female Guard

as 1st FBI

as 2nd FBI

as Police Photographer

as Newscaster

as Police Photographer

as Weatherman

as Prisoner
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Critic Reviews for The Borrower

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Not without being somewhat entertaining in a childish way.

Full Review… | January 26, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Borrowed from too many other horror movies to be any good.

March 27, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Audience Reviews for The Borrower


I would have been giggling the entire time I was making this film. An outlandish premise is given the exact right balance of straight-laced presentation and giddy you've-got-to-be-kidding-me delight.

Steve K

Super Reviewer


Very glad and lucky to own this on vhs. It reminds me of movies like Slither or Body Snatchers, but is a lot grittier and with some humor. McNaughton has proved himself as a well rounded director including this, Wild Things and Henry(POASK)

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