DVD 111 mins IMDB 7.5 (7,683 votes)
Secondhand Lions
New Line Cinema (2003)
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(2003 )
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
USA  /  English

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
Emmanuelle Vaugier Princess Jasmine
Kevin Michael Haberer Young Garth
Kevin Haberer Young Garth
Adam Ozturk The Sheik
Jennifer Stone Martha
Mitchel Musso Boy

Director Tim McCanlies
Producer David Kirschner; Scott Ross; Corey Sienega
Writer Tim McCanlies
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Musician Patrick Doyle
User Credit 1 David Moritz
User Credit 2 Gary Jones

In this family-friendly comedy drama, Walter (Haley Joel Osment) is a shy and bookish boy just short of his teens whose mother impulsively decides to leave him for the summer with his eccentric grand-uncles, Hub (Robert Duvall) and Garth (Michael Caine). Walter isn't especially happy about being left in the middle of Texas with two old men, while Hub and Garth aren't too pleased to be stuck minding a boy, especially one who isn't accustomed to hunting, fishing, or firearms. When Walter starts hearing local gossip about his uncles' wild and wooly pasts, he begins asking a few questions, and while Hub and Garth don't enjoy having the boy poking into their pasts, as they start telling tales of their youthful adventures, they find themselves itching for some new adventures in their lives. Soon Walter is a semi-willing accomplice as his elderly guardians rediscover the wild, impulsive spirit of youth. Secondhand Lions was produced in part by the well-respected visual effects house Digital Domain, who also helped create the imagery for the film's flashback sequences. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 794043690426
Region Region 1
Chapters 21
Release Date 2/8/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: DD-EX 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Color Closed-captioned Widescreen
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Thematic material, language and action violence.
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Trivia: Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County) drew the cartoons you see on the adult Walter's desk. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, a caption says that it's "1960". However, when Walter reads a letter from his mother and looks at the frank on the envelope, it says "1962". (more)

Hood 1: Hey, who do you think you are, huh?
Garth: Just a dumb kid, Hub. Don't kill him.
Hub: [to Garth] Right.
[Grabs Hood 1 by the throat]
Hub: I'm Hub McCann. I've fought in two World Wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I led thousands of men into battle with everything from horses and swords to artillery and tanks. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile, and tribes of natives no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, killed many men and loved only one woman with a passion a flea like you could never begin to understand. That's who I am. Now, go home, boy!

Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations (more)