DVD 110 mins IMDB 7.5
PG (Parental Guidance)
Secondhand Lions
New Line Home Entertainment (2003)
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Comedy, Adventure
USA  /  English

Michael Caine Garth
Haley Joel Osment Walter
Robert Duvall Hub
Christian Kane Young Hub
Nicky Katt Stan
Josh Lucas Adult Walter
Deirdre O'Connell Helen
Michael O'Neill Ralph
Kyra Sedgwick Mae
Kevin Haberer Young Garth
Eric Balfour Sheik's Grandson

Director Tim McCanlies
Producer David Kirschner; Scott Ross; Janis Rothbard Chaskin; Kevin Cooper; Corey Sienega
Writer Tim McCanlies
Cinematography Jack N. Green
Musician Patrick Doyle

A shy, introverted boy named Walter is dropped off by his flighty, irresponsible mother on his great-uncles' doorstep. The two great-uncles, Hub and Garth, are hardly glad to have him around. They seem to take pleasure in scaring and shocking shy Walter. According to popular rumor, the two men are hiding a great fortune. Walter isn't sure what to believe, but he does notice that his great-uncles have a steady supply of money coming from somewhere. The origins of this fortune are unknown, and the mystery grows from there. As they get used to each other, Walter starts encouraging his great-uncles to use their manners and eat their vegetables, and they start to tell him stories, revealing snippets of their past adventures. They rescue an over-the-hill lioness from a circus dealer, and Walter names her Jasmine. When his mother flits back on the scene with a shady character, trying to get Hub and Garth's money, Walter makes a decision. Tired of his flighty mom and finally believing in the magic of his great-uncles' stories, he chooses to stay with them and live their eccentric life with them.

Edition Details
Distributor New Line Home Video
Edition New Line Platinum Series
Barcode 794043690426
Region Region 1
Chapters 21
Release Date 2/3/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 EX [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Commentary [English]
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price $12.98
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Closed Captioned Commentary Deleted/Extended Scenes DVD-Rom Content "The Making of..." Featurette(s) Scene Access Theatrical Trailer(s) Deleted/ Alternate Scenes with Optional Filmmaker Commentary
  • Secondhand Lions: One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood
  • On the Set with "Secondhand Lions"
  • Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age
    Visual Effects Comparisons
    Filmmaker Commentary with Director Tim McCanlies
    Theatrical Trailer
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