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 and Garth, Walter's great-uncles, have stolen a lot of gold and money. (some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not?Written by
The name of "Coupland, Texas" on the Sheriff's shoulder patch was changed to "Copeland" to honor the President of the Texas Film Commision at the time, Tom Copeland. Even so, the name of Coupland is seen in the film, including on the side of the feed store. The bridge in the film is just to the northeast of town. See more »
It's seems a bit far fetched that even country bumpkins wouldn't know what corn seed looks like. Even if they didn't, one would think they would have realized that every type of seed they planted looked the same. Yet when the plants are growing they suddenly realize they had nothing but corn. See more »
During the end credits, the adult Walter's cartoons depict a variety of adventures. See more »
For the UK cinema release, the distributors requested a PG certificate from the BBFC and 21 secs of footage was cut to remove shots of flick knives and violence. DVD releases were upgraded to a 12 certificate and the cuts were reinstated. See more »
Rolling Stone From Texas
Written by Don Walser
Performed by Don Walser
Courtesy of Watermelon Records
by arrangement with Texas Music Group See more »
A Perfect Family Film
A classic. This is one of those male bonding movies one tends to cringe at nowadays, but there's no cringing here. Due to the wonderful script, direction and acting by all the principals, this one unfolds like a rose in bloom. Before you know it the movie has you in its grasp and the characters become 3-dimensional and their battles become yours as well. The plot is simple...a teenager is dumped on his great-uncles by his scheming mother who wants the kid to find where the uncles have hidden their fortune. The uncles, played by Michael Caine, sans British accent, and Robert Duvall, work well together as brothers slow to warm to the boy, played by Haley Joel Osment. Eventually the layers peel away and the boy learns about the earlier thrilling adventures of the uncles and begins to see them as role models. But then, are the stories true? Should the boy return to his mother? Should the uncles fight to keep him around? The ending had me in tears. Tears of happiness. A perfect film for the entire family.
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