Skip to comments.TIM McCANLIES of Secondhand Lions
Posted on 07/16/2004 9:48:00 PM PDT by Yosemitest
Tim McCanlies wrote an outstanding movie called "Secondhand Lions" and it was a really great story.
I wonder where he got the idea for the storyline? Could it have been from here at Free Republic?
It was a great movie, along the lines of Forest Gump
I really like that movie.
The movie was great.
Forrest Gump was without a doubt the most retarded overrated movie I ever had to suffer throigh.
I actually thought Second Hand Lions should have gone onto TV and been a series. There are alot of lessons in life that the movie handed out. And lets face it...the scene at the bar-b-q place with the four punks...was priceless. We need more movies like this.
What was it about?
Starring Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment, Kyra Sedgwick, Nicky Katt, Josh Lucas, Michael O'Neill, and Deirdre O'Connell
We buy dog food and chicken lay mash at a feed store, and my daughter joked about Lion Chow after watching the movie with us. Pretty good joke for a 7-year-old. :-)
I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this movie.
Did I mention that I loved this movie?
It's good that a 7 year old can get enjoyment from a movie like this and respect for elders. We all have a story in us.... just waiting to come to life. This one shows us how to help others, at a much deeper level. Life is worth living!
One of the few you can watch over and over.
I agree, with the exception that I think the stories in all of us ARE come to life. :-)
This is the second movie that I know of, that came from someone's suggestion here at "freerepublic.com". The other one was "Anger Management" and I've known of several commercials generated from here, such as "The Romin' Gnome" and the firing of William Shatner on "PriceLine.Com".
I haven't seen "Anger Management." "Secondhand Lions" came to my attention via the recommendation of a friend. And I ordinarily avoid Michael Caine, go figure. It's so nice to be pleasantly surprised by a movie!
It was weird, and it was awful.
But I agree with pepsionice that Secondhand Lions could easily be made into a TV series.
We should all start a campaign for TBS or some network to bring the movie into a tv series. There are at least 1,000 scenarios which we could weave into 30-show season. Could you see the boy's taking the kid to Yankee stadium...and wounding up on the New York subway? Or how about going off to latin american country and starting a revolution?
Yes its a very good movie.. and certainly could be adapted to a television series... If they try to do this though, they better hire top notch writers an actors....
After all there are a lot of years between when he comes to STAY permanently with his uncles and becoming a Man....
It would be absolutely vital that the casting and writing be A calibre to make a series work.
is this the one where the people are being chased by zombies so they live in a mall?
I loved Forrest Gump, and bought the DVD. I took it as an indictment against pop culture and what the 60's wrought. I'm also going to take this opportunity to say that the worst movie I ever saw, and it in fact still makes me livid thinking about it, is American Beauty. I hated that movie, and immediately lost respect for any friends of mine that liked it.
I, too, loved "Forrest Gump," and had a discussion following that movie that lasted as long as the show. *L*
"Second Hand Lions" is a kids' movie, not up to adult artistic and continuity standards. Michael Caine's Texas accent was a joke, and the long long minutes of screen time devoted to expressions on the kid's face were way overdone -- like the constant screams of Culkin in "Home Alone".
For a kids' story, it was okay, but the adult story-telling fantasy version would be "Big Fish."
I agree, that was a really great movie.
You should to see Michael Caine in "The Man Who Would be King" for an excellent exotic travelling adventure story.
Do ya have a link or more info on the implied FR source for the story line ? Sounds interesting if you are serious. I'd like to hear the rest of your story ....... Great Movie ! In my DVD libary now.......
Stay safe !
In regards to Duvall, another outstanding performance!
"They died with their boots on"
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent
Thank You for suggesting this movie. I was thinking about buying another movie when I saw this thread. I went out and bought it. WOW! This goes right up there with my all time favorites. It even has one of the great lines; "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man has to believe in the most. Honor, courage and virtue mean everything." WOW!
what can I say I'm without words so I'll ........RUN POSTAL RUN
Gump had it moments, things that we all remember at one time or another and I liked the way they were used in the movie.
Ex. the Elvis twitch dance, the smiley face, the Kennedy footage, and I know there were more just can't remember than right now.
Second Hand Lions was just a great movie and I would recommend it to any one who has not seen it......
Going Home or Long Way Home - I can't remember (Korean film in a similar pro-elderly vein)
Adventures in Babysitting (one F word)
This was a great little movie.
Right always wins out.
We loved it.
I thought it was apropos to have it show the Arab thanking the American for the courageous uncle, at the end. Cute kids too.
I'm proud to say my husband and I never saw Forrest Gump.
You just spoiled the ending for those who didn't see it yet.
It isn't spoiled for anyone. &;-)
With all the Arab stuff going on, it would pay everyone to see it.
That was a warm surprise.
To anyone that would look at this list and say, "this guy is nuts" I'll have you know that many of our lake cabin neighbors love to borrow my Three Stooges collection.
You're making me giggle this early in the morning!
I usually don't start that, until in the afternoon!
The Long Way home! I can't believe another Freeper has seen it! That's one of my favorite movies!
My husband and I do the secret chicken wave whenever something "sucks".
BTW, I took a look at the DVD case; the actual title is "The Way Home".
Or the Boy could start telling the Arab's son about the uncles, move back to that old house, rebuild the crashed airplane, and fly the Arab's son, to create his uncles' spirit of adventure in the Arab's son. With the Arab's love of the uncles, he could allow his son to stay with the boy for a year or two.
The boy could take the ship from the pond and start an adventure around the world with the Arab and his son.
This could really make a good series, as long as they stick to the positive side of life. It could teach values that we so desperately need today. It could be as great as "Gunsmoke" or as "M.A.S.H" by teaching us that "life is worth living."
It's one of those rare Hollywood gems where a boy learns how to become a man without all the B.S. political correctness.
Though I don't care for Michael Caines...he's a lefty but nevertheless a great movie.
I think you need to write some stories. You sound very talented. Already have some great story lines!
You know, that's one of the things I love about FR. You find all kinds of great folks here!
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