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 Uncles were flying a Boeing Stearman 75 when they met their demise. This aircraft has a top speed of 124 mph. The radar detector clocking them at 120 mph was entirely feasible. This can be confirmed on the Internet Movie Plane Database and Wikipedia. See more »
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 »
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 »
Texas Playboy Rag
Written by Bob Wills
Performed by Pine Valley Cosmonauts
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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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