The Indian in the Cupboard (film)

1995 film by Frank Oz

The Indian in the Cupboard is a 1995 film based on the children's book The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. The story is about a boy who receives a cupboard as a gift on his ninth birthday. He later discovers that putting toy figures in the cupboard, after locking and unlocking it, brings the toys to life.


  • The boys back home call me boohoo Boone!
  • [about whisky] Not one more drop as long as I live! [sees Omri and Patrick] Ohhhhhhh, my dear sweet lord! [beat] I need a drink.

Little Bear

  • Omri cooks? Like a woman. You are a woman!
  • [before pulling the arrow out of Boone] Blood will flow. Get me husks!
  • Good! I like Danger. Do you like Danger, Texas Man?


Boone: Where may I ask, is my coffee? I always start my day with a cup of coffee.
Omri: Okay, if you're good, I'll make you breakfast.
Little Bear: Cook? Like a woman! You are a woman!
Omri: Oh, please. You guys are so old fashioned.
Boone: I'll have you know I'm a civilized man. [looks at Little Bear] Unlike some!
Little Bear: Where do you come from?
Boone: I come from TEXAS, Mr. Half-a-brain!

Patrick: [about Boone and Little Bear] Don't put them together. You know; "Cowboys and Indians".
Omri: Duh!
Boone: Indians?

Boone: [after Omri picks him up to stop him from shooting Little Bear] I'm tired of getting hauled around all the time! I might of known you'd take the side of that stinking savage!
Little Bear: He smells, Omri. And he calls me a dirty savage.
Boone: Oh, I didn't call you *dirty*. I CALLED YOU *STINKING*!