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Secondhand Lions (2003)

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A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

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Hub
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Mae
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Ralph
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Young Garth
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Jasmine
Adam Ozturk ...
The Sheik
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Martha
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A boy named Walter is dropped by his mother Mae at his great-uncles' house. Later,Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret. And rumors say that Hub & Garth, Walter's great uncles, have stolen much gold & money. (some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not? Written by Christina ^_^

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic material, language and action violence | See all certifications »

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19 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Afrikas hemligheter  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,139,832, 21 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,407,470, 9 November 2003
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Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense (1999)) lost to Sir Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules (1999)) in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category at The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000). See more »

Goofs

While Hub is fighting the teens in the diner there is a coke machine in the background with the modern logo on it (should be all red with white Coca Cola lettering). Also visible is the pinball machine Odds & Evens which dates to 1973. See more »

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[first lines]
Adult Walter: [answering the phone] Hello?
Sheriff: Walter?
Adult Walter: Yes.
Sheriff: This is Sheriff Brady. I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. It's about your uncles.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the adult Walter's cartoons depict a variety of adventures. See more »

Connections

Featured in Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age (2004) See more »

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Big Balls in Cowtown
Written by Hoyle Nix
Performed by Don Walser
Courtesy of Watermelon Records
by arrangement with Texas Music Group
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Heartwarming, wholesome family viewing
18 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie made us laugh, and cry. It touches on every aspect of growing up and growing old. It addresses the right way to live, and the wrong.

There's some humor from the crotchety old uncles and some sadness from a boy who is unfortunate to have an irresponsible mother.

There are swashbuckling sword fights and several surprises that keep it moving at a pleasant pace. If I tell you more it will ruin it. The surprises are what make it so special.

The less you know about this movie before watching it the better.

It left me feeling so good, I watched it again the very next night. It was a rental.

Unless you are a very hardened person, I guarantee you will laugh many times and even the toughest ones who NEVER cry at movies will have a scowl on their face at least once.

I plan to buy a version of this the first chance I get.


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