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Story

If you can get past its thick layer of syrup and molasses, Secondhand Lions reveals itself as a thoroughly decent family film that anyone can enjoy. It gets a little sappy sometimes, but there's something to be said for a movie in which Michael Caine and Robert Duvall play eccentric old brothers who take the easy approach to fishing: instead of a peaceful rod and reel, they use 12-gauge shotguns. When 14-year-old Walter (Haley Joel Osment, teetering on puberty) spends an eventful summer with his great-uncles on their vast Texas farmland (he's been dumped there by his delinquent mom, played by Kyra Sedgwick), he soon discovers they've lived lives full of adventure, excitement, passion, and mystery. Either that or they're old-time bank robbers with a long criminal record, and writer-director Tim McCanlies (who invested similar warmth into The Iron Giant) does a nice job of concealing the truth until the very end. Full of enriching lessons and homespun humor, Secondhand Lions has more substance than most family films. If you enjoyed Holes, you'll probably enjoy this movie, too. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Additional Scenes
  • Audio Commentary
  • DVD ROM Features
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Documentaries
  • Easter Eggs
  • TV Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer : 30 Minutes of Deleted / Alternate Scenes with Optional Filmmaker Commentary
  • Secondhand Lions: One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood - (documentary)
  • On The Set with "Secondhand Lions" (documentary)
  • Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age - (documentary)
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Director Tim McCanlies
  • Visual Effects Comparisons
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 7 TV Spots

Cast

Michael CaineGarth
Robert DuvallHub
Haley Joel OsmentWalter
Kyra SedgwickMae
Nicky KattStan
Josh LucasAdult Walter
Michael O'NeillRalph
Deirdre O'ConnellHelen
Eric BalfourSheik's Grandson
Christian KaneYoung Hub
Kevin HabererYoung Garth
Emmanuelle VaugierJasmine
Jennifer StoneMartha
Adrian PasdarSkeet Machine Salesman

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Really good movie. Makes you think a little and laugh a lot. ^.^ SecondhandLions
  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Tim McCanlies
  • Producer: New Line
  • Length: 111 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2003
    EuropeOct 24, 2003
    JapanJul 10, 2004
    AustraliaFeb 26, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    EuropePG
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 3, 2004
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