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Mr. Rice's Secret
Mr Rice's Secret
Actors: David Bowie, Bill Switzer, Teryl Rothery, Garwin Sanford, Zach Lipovsky
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
PG     2004     1hr 33min

On a dare, twelve-year old, terminally ill Owen Walters sneaks into the mortuary and videotapes Mr. Rice's funeral. Later, Owen and his friends break into Mr. Rice's house to watch the tape. In the bedroom, they discover a...  more »


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Actors: David Bowie, Bill Switzer, Teryl Rothery, Garwin Sanford, Zach Lipovsky
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Family Films, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

From A Bowie Fan Perspective......
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you are seeing this film for ANY other reason than David Bowie, you may want to run and not just walk away, NOW. However, Bowie's performance lights up this film, and considering all of the less than well-chosen works of the cinema under his belt, this film is sweet and very a sentimental kind-of way. However, this film has a definate message, one that has resounded in other Bowie works (music and film), as well as from Bowie himself. Everyone makes a difference - it's what you do in life that counts, not how long you live. Take if from me, this film isn't as bad as people would want you to beleive!"
A Secret we could All Learn from.
rocknrohl88 | Westminster, CO. United States | 05/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mr. Rice's Secret is a wonderful opportuitity to explore the
imporantance each of us represents in Life. No matter how long
or short your life is; it's what you do while your here that
counts. How you treat others and what you believe in. I liked
the moral this story left me with. Be true to yourself and each
other.Rejoice in every moment you have been given."
Eolake | Lancashire, United Kingdom | 06/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this film engaging and uplifting. One of those films that makes you think about the essential things in life in a healthy and inspiring way."
Great find
J. D. Fung | San Francisco | 10/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I discovered this movie accidentally on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, flipping channels on the TV. I enjoyed it, but the 11-14 year olds that I showed it to related to it even more. The film explores issues of disease and death, responsiblity, bullying, friendship, and finding meaning in life. David Bowie plays Mr. Rice, who dies at the very beginning of the film. However, he is anything but dead because of the legacy he passes down to Owen, a boy struggling through early adolescence and cancer therapy. Owen is haunted by the reality of his own probable death, as he faces his peers, and goes on a quest to solve a riddle left to him by Mr. Rice."