5.9/10
571
19 user 11 critic

Mr. Rice's Secret (1999)

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".

Director:

Nicholas Kendall

Writer:

J.H. Wyman

On Disc

at Amazon

4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Mr. Rice
Bill Switzer ... Owen
Teryl Rothery ... Marylyn
Garwin Sanford ... Stan
Zach Lipovsky Zach Lipovsky ... Funnel Head
Jason Anderson Jason Anderson ... Veg
Tyler Thompson Tyler Thompson ... Gilbert
Campbell Lane ... Mr. Death
Richard de Klerk ... Simon (as Richard De Klerk)
Tyler Labine ... Percy
Eric Keenleyside ... Ray (as Eric Keenlyside)
Colleen Rennison ... Molly
Kyle Labine ... Jonathan
Tim Dixon ... Priest
Juno Rinaldi ... Cindy (as Juno Ruddell)
Edit

Storyline

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".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's what you do in life that counts.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and scenes of bullying | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2001 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Rice's Secret See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the credits, the working title of the movie can be seen: "Exhuming Mr. Rice". See more »

Quotes

Funnel 'Funnel Head' McConnell: He's a parent, Owen. He's a recognized authority figure: I mean, he's supposed to be lied to!
See more »

Soundtracks

How's It Gonna Be
by Kevin Cadogan/Stephan Jenkins/Arion Salazar
Used by permission of BMG Music Publishing Canada & EMI Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fair flick
17 September 2003 | by rabauer08031See all my reviews

First, I think what Mel Morris is looking for that distinguishes the Canadian film is the accent. There's not too much that is tougher on the ear than listening to a Canadian adolescent male's voice change with that accent. No offense to the Canadian folk...it's extremely distinctive.

Otherwise, a decent film, and I think the message that is sent in the film is that kids, even 12-13 year-olds who should know better, still can be cruel, even to terminally ill cancer patients who are trying to live out their lives as normally as can be. The one problem that I have with the film is the lack of adult intervention, especially the fight at the tennis courts and at the Little League tryouts. The directors went a little too over the top to drive the point across.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed