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
The shoulder patch on the uniform of the Sheriff, who meets with adult Walter shows Copeland, Texas, (not Comal County, Texas). This helps account for the missing letters (not enough room for Comal County, which does not display on Sheriff patches) and the fact that corn does not do well in South Texas black clay in Comal County, but does do much better in North Texas red clay, near Smith County (where Copeland is). See more »
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 »
It sounds like a cliché, but I don't know anybody who didn't like this film. I recommended it to a number of people, and all were impressed with it as I was.
Excellent acting and an interesting low-key story make this a very enjoyable 110 minutes of entertainment. A story about two old geezers who take in a 14-year- old to their home for a month doesn't sound too exciting but this film will surprise you.
It's tough to find two elder gentlemen as good and appealing as Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, anyway, so you have two winners right there. Add a fine, fine young actor in Haley Joel Osment and now you have three excellent actors who comprise most of the lines of the film.
This is one of those rare "guarantee" movies in which you can safely tell your friends to watch it and not regret the recommendation.
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