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Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)

A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".

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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Marylyn
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Stan
Zach Lipovsky ...
Jason Anderson ...
Veg
Tyler Thompson ...
Gilbert
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Mr. Death
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Simon (as Richard De Klerk)
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Percy
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Ray (as Eric Keenlyside)
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Molly
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Jonathan
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Priest
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Cindy (as Juno Ruddell)
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A terminally-ill boy's life is saved when his deceased 400-year-old friend, "Mr. Rice", leads him on a treasure hunt to find a magical "Potion of Life".

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It's what you do in life that counts.

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and scenes of bullying | See all certifications »
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16 March 2001 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Exhuming Mr. Rice  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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At the end of the credits, the working title of the movie can be seen: "Exhuming Mr. Rice". See more »

Quotes

Funnel 'Funnel Head' McConnell: He's a parent, Owen. He's a recognized authority figure: I mean, he's supposed to be lied to!
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Soundtracks

How's It Gonna Be
by Kevin Cadogan/Stephan Jenkins/Arion Salazar
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada & EMI Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
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Learning how to discover the real important things in life
12 May 2003 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

It shows how a person unbalanced and insecure by illness learns how to trust in himself again and gains a big portion of happiness and stability. Once again David Bowie pictures an obscure character but now for the good: acting as the sick boy's `god father` more or less.


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