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Secondhand Lions (2003)

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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.

Director:

Tim McCanlies

Writer:

Tim McCanlies
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1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Garth
Robert Duvall ... Hub
Haley Joel Osment ... Walter
Kyra Sedgwick ... Mae
Nicky Katt ... Stan
Josh Lucas ... Adult Walter
Michael O'Neill ... Ralph
Deirdre O'Connell ... Helen
Eric Balfour ... Sheik's Grandson
Christian Kane ... Young Hub
Kevin Haberer ... Young Garth
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Jasmine
Adam Ozturk Adam Ozturk ... The Sheik
Jennifer Stone ... Martha
Mitchel Musso ... Boy
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Storyline

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 ^_^

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language and action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrikas hemligheter See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,139,832, 21 September 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$41,407,470, 9 November 2003
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

EASTER EGG: On the special features side of the DVD, go to the deleted scenes section. While at the top of the list, press the "up" button on your remote control and a star will appear and be highlighted. Press the "Okay" button and a clip of outtakes will come on showing all of the filmmakers' attempts at trying to put the rooster on the pig. See more »

Goofs

After Walter and Jasmine have their fight, Walter is petting Jasmine and we hear Jasmine purring. The big cats, like lions and tigers, who roar, can not purr. Non-roaring cats, like the cheetah, do purr. It has to do with their vocal cords. 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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »


Soundtracks

Help Me
Written by Ralph Bass, Sonny Boy Williamson (as Willie "Sonny Boy" Williamson) and Willie Dixon
Performed by Sonny Boy Williamson
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Heartwarming, wholesome family viewing
18 February 2005 | by headhunter46See 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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