Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions

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Director: Tim McCanlies

Cast: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment

     
 

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Part of the New Line Platinum Series, the 2003 family film Secondhand Lions comes to DVD from Warner Home Video. The disc contains both widescreen and full-frame transfers. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. Optional subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Director Tim McCanlies provides an audio commentary track.See more details below

Overview

Part of the New Line Platinum Series, the 2003 family film Secondhand Lions comes to DVD from Warner Home Video. The disc contains both widescreen and full-frame transfers. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound. Optional subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Director Tim McCanlies provides an audio commentary track. Also included are deleted and alternate scenes with optional director commentary and the featurettes "Secondhand Lions: One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood, " "On the Set With Secondhand Lions," and "Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age." Other special features include theatrical trailers, TV spots, visual-effects comparisons, and DVD-ROM material. Recommended for family viewing.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
"I've fought in two world wars and countless smaller ones on three continents. I've led thousands of men into battle…. I've seen the headwaters of the Nile and tribes no white man had ever seen before. I've won and lost a dozen fortunes, and loved only one woman." What a treat it is to hear Robert Duvall roar in this heartwarming coming-of-age saga (reportedly based on Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson's childhood). Shy and sheltered Walter (Haley Joel Osment) has one of those fabled, only-in-the-movies summers spent in the nurturing company of his two uncles. Duvall and Michael Caine star as Hub and Garth, cantankerous old coots who live out in the sticks with no phone or television and delight in taking potshots at a parade of traveling salesmen. They reluctantly agree to take the boy in after his irresponsible mother deposits him on their doorstep. Walter is regaled by incredible tales of the brothers' rollicking exploits, in particular Hub's adventures in the Foreign Legion and his love of a desert princess. As in Big Fish, Walter will learn how much of these tales is tall and how much is true. Less interesting is the hubbub concerning the ill-gotten millions the brothers supposedly have stashed around their farm. At the heart of Secondhand Lions is the wisdom the indefatigable Hub imparts to Walter in his signature "What Every Boy Needs to Know About Being a Man" speech. Fair warning that tears will be jerked by film's end, but with its simple-life nostalgia, colorful characters, and crowd-pleasing scenes (as when Hub dispatches a quartet of taunting, leather-jacketed hooligans), Secondhand Lions soars as one of the year's very best family films.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/03/2004
UPC:
0794043690426
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
5,723

Special Features

Closed Caption; Deleted/alternate scenes with optional filmmaker commentary; "Secondhand Lions: One Screenplay's Wild Ride in Hollywood" featurette ; "On the Set With "Secondhand Lions" featurette ; "Haley Joel Osment: An Actor Comes of Age" featurette ; Visual-effects comparisons; Filmmaker commentary with director Tim McCanlies; Theatrical trailer; TV spots

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Garth McCaan
Robert Duvall Hub McCaan
Haley Joel Osment Walter
Kyra Sedgwick Mae
Nicky Katt Stan
Emmanuelle Vaugier Princess Jasmine
Christian Kane Young Hub
Kevin Michael Haberer Young Garth
Jennifer Stone Martha
Josh Lucas Adult Walter
Michael O'Neill Actor

Technical Credits
Tim McCanlies Director,Screenwriter
David J. Bomba Production Designer
Cale Boyter Executive Producer
Janis Rothbard Chaskin Executive Producer
Kevin Cooper Executive Producer
Digital Domain Special Effects
Patrick Doyle Score Composer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
James Edward Ferrell Set Decoration/Design
Jack N. Green Cinematographer
John R. Jensen Art Director
Ed Johnston Casting
Gary Jones Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Kaufman Executive Producer
David Kirschner Producer
Karen Loop Executive Producer
David Moritz Editor
Scott Ross Producer
Amy Sayres Co-producer
Emily Schweber Casting
Corey Sienega Producer
Scott Wolf Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Feature
1. Bad News [4:47]
2. Real Men [5:17]
3. In the Tower [4:54]
4. Family Friction [4:38]
5. "She Lied... Again" [3:26]
6. The Sport of Kings [3:41]
7. Into Africa [6:15]
8. Buying the Farm [3:18]
9. The Terror of the Jungles [5:24]
10. The Princess [5:59]
11. Courage and Manhood [5:11]
12. Jasmine on the Loose [4:51]
13. The Sheik [8:28]
14. Truth and Belief [8:16]
15. Hidden Riches [3:32]
16. Stan [4:46]
17. A Real Lion [3:49]
18. Farewell to the Farm [4:10]
19. What's Best [5:33]
20. Real Legends [5:46]
21. End Credits [6:51]

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