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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Afrikas hemligheter  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,139,832 (USA) (19 September 2003)

Gross:

$521,208 (Japan) (16 July 2004)
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Trivia

According to the postage stamp on the envelope of the letter Walter gets from Mae, the movie takes place during the summer of 1962. See more »

Goofs

The sections of the biplane have obviously been carefully inserted into precut holes made into the barn. See more »

Quotes

[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 »


Soundtracks

Rolling Stone From Texas
Written by Don Walser
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 (Madison, Wisconsin, USA) – 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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