Secondhand Lions

Synopsis: A boy named Walter is dropped by his mother Mae at his great-uncles' house. Later,Walter will find out his great-uncles' big secret. And rumors say that Hub & Garth, Walter's great uncles, have stolen much gold & money. (some say they stole it from Al Capone) Did they really steal that money or not?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Tim McCanlies
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Can I leave you

some pamphlets?

Wee-ooh, wee-ooh

Ooh, ooh, wee-ooh,


I can see them dancing,

the silhouettes on the shade

I hear the music

All the lovers on parade,

open up

I wanna come in again

I thought

you were my friend...

Gentlemen, word is out...

you are two sophisticated

men of means...


Movin' and a-groovin'

with that beat

Jumpin' and stompin'

on the floor

- Let me in, open up

- Let me in, open up

I'll open up

that door

I hear the music,

let me in

Wee-ooh, wee-ooh.

Nice evening. Peaceful.

Hey, kid.

You sleep up there.

In the tower.

Hey... we don't know

nothing about kids.

- So if you need something...

- Find it yourself.

Or better yet,

learn to do without.

- We're both getting old.

- Fixing to die any time.

So if we kick off

in the middle of the night,

you're on your own.

- Jumpy little fella.

- Mmm.

Quiet though.

Uncle Hub?

Uncle Hub?

He's sleepwalking.

Brand new mattress and I'm still

waking up tired and sore.


you two

disappeared for...

Where were you?

Africa mostly...


Algeria, Kenya...

Not much sadder than a couple

of has-beens jabbering

about the good old days.

Those days are through.

So are we.

I hate this!

- I hate it!

- We're retired.

Gardening is what

retired people do.

What do we want any

damn vegetables for anyway?

They're good for you.

Make you live to be 100.

Oh yeah? Yeah?

To hell with that.

You live to be 100.

- Hey, Uncle Hub!

- Hub, how are you doing?

Kids, say hi to Uncle Hub.

Hub, come back here and see

who we brought.

Uncle Garth!

Kids, say hi to Uncle Garth!

We're here

for a nice long visit.

The whole weekend. We know how lonely

our favorite uncles get.

Who the hell are you?

- Walter.

- Walter?!

Mae's boy?

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Tim McCanlies

Tim McCanlies (born 1953) is a film director and screenwriter. He has attracted attention for his work writing and directing Secondhand Lions, and wrote the screenplays for The Iron Giant and Dennis the Menace Strikes Again. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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