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Secondhand Lions

Released

Sep 18, 2003

Latest Home Video

Feb 02, 2004

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Michael Caine
Robert Duvall
Haley Joel Osment
Kyra Sedgwick

Studio

New Line Cinema / Warner Home Video

Still shot from the movie: Secondhand Lions.

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Synopsis

When his single mom (Kyra Sedgwick) ditches him on the rundown farm of his elderly and grumpy great uncles (Michael Caine and Robert Duvall), Walter (Haley Joel Osment) has no choice but to make the best of the hostile relationship. While the two men's men have little sympathy for the "sissy boy", Walter's meek yet no-nonsense candor is soon matching wits with the old codgers.

Content Details

Why Is Secondhand Lions Rated PG?

Secondhand Lions is rated PG for thematic material, language and action violence.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence
AB PG Violent Scenes
MB PG Language Warning-----
ON PG
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Secondhand Lions...

Ever wondered just what it takes to get a script made into a movie? The Secondhand Lions DVD extras includes an interesting 26 minute insiders peek into the screenplay’s journey from Director/Writer Tim McCanlies’ computer in Texas to the final okay from Hollywood movie executives. Considering it took nearly a decade to bring the story to film, Haley Joel Osment, who talks about growing up on screen, would have been far too young to play the awkward adolescent along side the legendary Michael Caine and Robert Duvall.

A behind-the-scene’s commentary about the movie credits the more experienced stars with encouraging not only Haley’s work but that of several young local actors as well. While there are no lion hunting games or funny bloopers to catch the attention of younger viewers, there is an extended alternate ending that introduces additional characters and contains a lot more pomp and pageantry than the film’s screened ending. Deleted scenes, director’s notes and numerous TV spots round out the DVD’s featurettes.—Kerry Bennett

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