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Mr. Rice's Secret (2000)

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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Cast

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Bill Switzer ...
Owen
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Marylyn
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Stan
Zach Lipovsky ...
Funnel Head
Jason Anderson ...
Veg
Tyler Thompson ...
Gilbert
Campbell Lane ...
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)  »

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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 »

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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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Beautiful Day
by Tom Cochrane
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada
Courtesy of EMI Music Canada
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This could have been an excellent film
14 March 2002 | by (Burlington, Ontario) – See all my reviews

But it wasn't. As an ex brit Canadian, I am continually appalled by the standard of Canadian films. There is just something sooo distinctive about them - you can spot them a mile off - haven't quite figured out what it is

  • certainly the filming and direction is part of it. David Bowie was great


in his too limited role - could have done with more of him and less of the kid's parents - as the parent of 2 canadian teenagers myself I could see no resemblance to real teenagers. The language was stilted, the scene was sort of leave it to beaver with attitude - as if the movie was set 20 years ago. Still, it made me cry - which isn't hard to do and I have seen worse, thus a 6 out of 10


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