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The Secret (1992)

Mostly on account of a pride struggle, Mike Dunmore has lived his whole life keeping a secret which he believed would only cause shame if it came to light. Personal relationships with his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Douglas ... Grandpa Mike Dunmore
Bruce Boxleitner ... Patrick Dunmore
Brock Peters ... Thurgood 'Uncle T.' Carver III
Laura Harrington ... Meredith Dunmore
Jesse R. Tendler ... Grandson Danny Dunmore
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Dr. Meyers
Kathleen McNenny ... Mrs. Norell
Stanley Anderson ... Pete (Voter)
Skipp Sudduth ... Jack (Voter)
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Link
Richard Paul Cockayne Richard Paul Cockayne ... Billy
Richard Donat ... Shane
Jeremy Akerman ... Benson
Linda Watters ... Receptionist
Patrizia Quas Patrizia Quas ... Waitress (as Pat Quas)
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Mostly on account of a pride struggle, Mike Dunmore has lived his whole life keeping a secret which he believed would only cause shame if it came to light. Personal relationships with his son Patrick have been strained as a result. The only ones who ever knew anything about it were his deceased wife and his best friend, Thurgood who he works with, who both agreed to help keep it covered up for him as long as they could. However, when his treasured grandson begins experiencing the same problems, Mike realizes that he can't hide his secret any longer, or if he tried to, it would be most difficult. Even more so when he is endorsed and volunteers to run as a candidate for local election. Written by Anonymous

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Discovering the truth is one thing. Sharing it is another. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A titok See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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RHI Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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22 March 2005 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"The Secret" is a very good movie about letting your secrets go. Kirk Douglas plays Mike Dunmore, a well-liked man in his community. When he is asked to be a councilman he wants to do it, but he has a secret. His grandson is his life and Mike's son Patrick always resents him, so does he tell the truth? Mike's secret is actually pretty different. I didn't expect it.

Kirk Douglas puts in a great performance as usual. You really feel for him. The only weakness is the grandson who seems a little too coached for his line readings. Besides that, "The Secret" is an excellent movie.

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