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The Secret of NIMH

Summary: To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she suspected.
Runtime: 1 h 22 min

Country: United States
Movie budget: $ 7,000,000
Domestic: $ 14,665,733
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