Secondhand Lions film poster
|Directed by||Tim McCanlies|
|Produced by||Corey Sienega|
|Written by||Tim McCanlies|
|Starring||Haley Joel Osment|
|Music by||Patrick Doyle|
|Cinematography||Jack N. Green|
|Editing by||David Moritz|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Release date(s)||September 19, 2003|
Secondhand Lions is a 2003 American adventure/comedy film about a young boy who is sent to live with his two eccentric but mysterious great-uncles on a farm in Texas. Tim McCanlies (born 1953 is a Film director and Screenwriter. Scott Ross may refer to the following Scott Ross (television personality, interviewer for The 700 Club with ties to various 1960s rock and roll David Kirschner (born in Los Angeles California) is an American film and television producer particularly of animated features Tim McCanlies (born 1953 is a Film director and Screenwriter. Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American Film Actor and director who has won an Academy Award Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19 1965 is an Emmy -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress. Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish John Newton Green, or Jack N Green (born 18 November 1946 in San Francisco California) is an American Cinematographer David Moritz is a film editor He was born in Royal Oak Michigan New Line Cinema, founded in 1967 is one of the major American Film studios Though it initially began as an independent film studio it became a Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 2003 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Lord of the Rings The Return The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Adventure Film is a Film genre. History The adventure film reached its peak of popularity in 1930s and Comedy film is a genre of Film in which the main emphasis is on humor. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The movie was filmed in Lockhart, Texas. Lockhart is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States. It is the County seat of Caldwell County. This film was first released in USA on September 19, 2003. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
In the 1960s, Walter Coleman (Haley Joel Osment) is sent to live with his uncles by his mother (who claims she is going to go to court reporting school, so that he can find the fortune they have supposedly accumulated). The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. A court reporter, stenotype reporter or stenographer is a person whose occupation is to transcribe spoken or recorded speech into written When they first arrive, Hub and Garth McCann (Robert Duvall, Michael Caine) are knee-deep in their pond, shooting at bass with shotguns. Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American Film Actor and director who has won an Academy Award Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA Bass (ˈbæs is a name shared by many different species of popular Gamefish. A shotgun (also known as a scattergun) is a Firearm that is usually designed to be fired from the shoulder which uses the energy of a fixed shell to fire a number His cousins, also strong believers in the fortune, arrive a day after his mother leaves to ingratiate themselves into the good graces of Hub and Garth. They scare Walter away, and he runs to telephone his mother. He discovers that she is not actually enrolled at the school, but has lied — again.
With no recourse but to return to his uncles' farm, Walter eventually becomes used to their quirky, socially atypical mannerisms and they become used to him and his shyness. While encouraging them to eat vegetables and stop shooting at visiting salesmen, he becomes aware of his uncles' mysterious past. Garth reveals to him that he and Hub were adventurers beginning in World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All
Hub and Garth arrived in France the day that Germany invaded the country. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Garth believed they should return home, but Hub proposed that they tour Europe just ahead of the invading armies. On their last night in France, after enjoying the local nightlife in Marseilles with two French soldiers, they find themselves shanghaied on a ship, conscripted into the French Foreign Legion. Marseille, ( English alt Marseilles mɑrˈseɪ — French: maʁsɛj locally — Provençal Occitan: Marselha maʀˈsijɔ "Shanghaied" redirects here See also Shanghaied (SpongeBob SquarePants episode. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size The two brothers fought in many battles, and Hub saved Garth's life several times, in many different battles.
Following their Legion service, Garth became a guide in Africa, while Hub helped anybody who deserved it. Hub became mutually attracted to Jasmine, a beautiful princess and an expert horsewoman, who decided to meet him after he rescued her servant from slavery. She, however, was doomed to be an evil sheik's wife. Sheikh, also rendered as Sheik, Cheikh, Shaikh, and other variants ( Arabic:, shaykh Hub rescued Jasmine from the sheik, who then put a price of ten thousand gold pieces on Hub's head. A gold coin is a flat disc-shaped piece of Gold that has been minted and issued by a government or private organization Garth, disguised as a bounty hunter, turned in Hub for the reward, whereupon Hub escaped, having won a duel's victory from the sheik. A bounty hunter captures Fugitives for a monetary reward ( bounty) As practiced from the 11th to 20th centuries in Western societies a duel is an engagement in combat between two individuals with matched weapons in accordance with their combat Hub's parting words to the sheik were "Twice I've held your life in my hands, and twice I have given it back to you; the next time, your life is mine. " He earned the other man's respect and a great deal of his gold. Later, the sheik made his fortune in trade of rock oil.
Meanwhile, Hub, Garth and Walter have adventures of their own. They order an aging lioness (from a Circus animal dealer), whom Walter adopts and names Jasmine, thereby keeping Hub from killing her. The lion ( Panthera leo) is a member of the family Felidae and one of four Big cats in the Genus Panthera. Hub and Garth frighten off Walter's cousins and purchase a clay pigeon thrower, a succession of ever-larger boats, and a biplane. A boat is a Watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane on water and provide transport over it A biplane is a Fixed-wing aircraft with two main Wings The first powered heavier-than-air Aircraft, the Wright brothers' Wright Flyer Hub gets into a fight with several Greasers within an hour after having a heart attack, wins the fight, drives them back to the farm, then feeds them (after hunting for the Lioness, which escaped), and gives them a lecture on what it means to be a real man. Greasers are a Working class Youth subculture that originated in the 1950s among young eastern and Southern United States Street
Walter subsequently finds that his uncles have been hiding their money in a room beneath their barn.
Fresh from Las Vegas (where she had been instead of at the school), Walter's mother and her current suitor, a drifter calling himself a "detective", arrive at the farm and demand to know where the money is. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally The suitor tells Walter that Hub and Garth actually were bank robbers, that Jasmine was their accomplice, and the fortune is for the taking. Bank robbery is the Crime of robbing a Bank. It is also called a bank heist, especially in the United States. Walter decides he will believe in the tales of his uncles, and the man begins to beat Walter. Jasmine (the lion) attacks the false detective and seriously wounds him, and although the lioness dies of a heart attack in the process, she arouses enough noise to attract the attention of Hub and Garth. Walter holds Jasmine's head in his lap and says, "She was a real lion, wasn't she? There at the end. A real jungle lion. A real Africa lion. " They then proceed to bury the lion in the garden they worked on together.
Walter is taken away by his mother, but he decides to return to his uncles' house after she informs him she has no intention of leaving the man who nearly beat her son unconscious. He lays certain conditions on Hub and Garth: that they eat more vegetables and stop their dangerous pastimes until Walter graduates from college. Hub replies, "What do you want us to die of? Old age?"
Several years later, Walter (now a successful cartoonist whose Bloom County-like strip is based on his experiences with his uncles. A cartoonist is a person who specializes in drawing Cartoons Traditionally much of this work was and still is humorous and is intended primarily for entertainment purposes Bloom County was an American Comic strip by Berkeley Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980 until August 6, 1989 The strip is actually drawn by Berkeley Breathed, creator of Bloom County. Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed (born June 21, 1957) is an American Cartoonist, children's book Author / Illustrator, ) comes back to learn that his uncles have flown their biplane into their barn and died. The Sheriff who informs Walter of his uncles' demise passes their will to Walter. SHERIFF is a telecom fraud detection and management system originally developed by BT and MCI.
While Walter reads the will ("The kid gets it all. Just plant us in the damned garden with the stupid lion. ") and laughs to himself about his uncles' unique approach to life, a helicopter touches down and a Middle Eastern man steps out. History Since 400 AD Chinese children have played with bamboo flying toys. The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. He explains that, while in Texas tending to his oil interests, he saw news of the men's deaths and their names on CNN and thought they might be the two courageous Americans that his grandfather (the sheik) had told him about long ago. Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Walter says that, yes, they were, and the two are happy to realize that the stories which had inspired them for so long were true -- that the two men "really lived".
In an alternate (or extended) ending to the movie, instead of the sheik's grandson, a tractor-trailer pulls up at the gravesite and a detachment from the French Foreign Legion rides out on horseback and act as an Honor Guard. An honor guard, or ceremonial guard, is a ceremonial escort often military in nature usually composed of volunteers who are carefully screened for their ability and physical Shortly thereafter, the sheik himself, now wheelchair-bound and elderly, arrives in a limousine surrounded by his harem to pay his respects. HAREM is the first evaluation contest of Named entity recognition (NER for Portuguese and its call for participation was announced in September 2004 The four ruffians that Hub beat up also make an appearance at the funeral, showing that Hub's speech did have an impact, as the men are now mature and respectable.
|Haley Joel Osment||Walter|
|Christian Kane||Young Hub|
|Kevin Haberer||Young Garth|
|Josh Lucas||Adult Walter|
|Eric Balfour||Sheik's grandson|
The film score was composed by Patrick Doyle and features music by The Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Ona Onabule, in addition to Patrick Doyle. Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr, CBE (born 14 March 1933 better known by his screen name Michael Caine, is an Oscar - and BAFTA Robert Selden Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American Film Actor and director who has won an Academy Award Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Kyra Minturn Sedgwick (born August 19 1965 is an Emmy -nominated and Golden Globe Award -winning American actress. Christian Kane (born June 27 1974) is an American actor and singer/songwriter best known for his role as the morally ambiguous lawyer Emmanuelle Vaugier (born June 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actress Nicholas Lee Katt (born May 11, 1970) is an American actor known for his role as unorthodox teacher Harry Senate on David E Josh Lucas (born Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer; June 20, 1971) is an American Actor. Eric Salter Balfour (born April 24, 1977) is an American Singer and Actor of Film and Television. A film score is a broad term referring to the music in a film which is generally categorically separated from songs used within a film Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish Patrick Doyle (born April 6, 1953, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland) is an Academy Award nominated Scottish
The film also featured: A Lot of Livin' To Do (performed by Sammy Davis Jr.), Let Me In (performed by The Sensations), Big Balls in Cowtown (performed by Don Walser), Rolling Stone From Texas (performed by Don Walser), Texas Playboy Rag (performed by Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Red Skin Gal (performed by Don Walser) and Help Me (performed by Sonny Boy Williamson). Samuel George “Sammy” Davis Jr (8 December 1925 &ndash 16 May 1990 was an American Entertainer. The Sensations were an American Doo wop group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Donald Ray Walser ( September 14 1934 - September 20 2006) was an American Country music singer Donald Ray Walser ( September 14 1934 - September 20 2006) was an American Country music singer Donald Ray Walser ( September 14 1934 - September 20 2006) was an American Country music singer Sonny Boy Williamson may refer to either of two 20th-century American blues harmonica players Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914–1948 John Lee Curtis Williamson
During one of the more inspiring points in the movie, Hub gives Walter a portion of his famous 'becoming a man' speech, a speech that gets at the heart of the movie's virtuous lessons:
"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things that a man needs to believe in the most: that people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love, true love, never dies. . . No matter if they're true or not, a man should believe in those things because those are the things worth believing in. "