Secondhand Lions

Secondhand Lions (2003)

12 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: What happened to the pig? It's there in the beginning and then just gone. Did they eat the darn thing?

Correction: When May comes to pick up Walter at the end of the film, the pig is sitting at the bottom of the stairs of the porch.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: Early in the movie, the brothers shoot pamphlets out of a salesman's hand, and we see the shredded paper lying on the ground as the car speeds away.The paper is no longer there when the next two salesman drive up.

Terry Bruns

Correction: They did not give a specific time to when the next two show up. It seems logical that the paper probably blew away by the time the next two show up.

Corrected entry: When the skeet machine is tried first the gun appears in the salesman's hands out of nowhere. (00:24:35)


Correction: The salesman pulls the gun out of his open trunk.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Hailey Joel Osmont first goes upstairs to his room after arriving at the home of his two uncles, he plops his suitcase on the twin bed and a cloud of dust poofs up causing him to cough indicating that the room hasn't been cleaned for quite some time. However, when he then goes to plop himself on the bed which also disturbs the covers, there isn't one shred of evidence of any dust on the bedcovers which should have also poofed up into the air from his body weight.

Correction: You'll notice that he doesn't "plop" himself onto the bed, but rather he settles in rather carefully as to not disturb the dust.

Corrected entry: Throughout the movie Young Hub is shown riding a gray (white) horse. This is all fine and good except for the fact that the horse is an albino with no skin pigment and therefore no protection from the harsh glare of the Egyptian sun. All white horses bred in Africa have black skin for this reason, they could not survive otherwise.

Correction: This is not quite a mistake. The images of the story that Walt is being told are not flashback images. They are no more and no less than Walt's imagination. These scenes are filmed with a completely diferent style and color quality to help illustrate this. One evidence that these images are not to be taken as flashbacks is in the two different times that we see how Hub and Garth escaped from the dungeon of the Sultan. The first version Garth tells - where Garth tells how it was he who killed the guards - and the second version - where Garth can't even get his gun out until the end of the fight - cannot both be flashback. The special features on the DVD talk about these scenes specifically as being purely in Walt's head.

Garlonuss Premium member

Corrected entry: It says at the end that they died well into their 90s, but were almost 20 during the 1st world war. The car shown in the scene is a later model so they would have been over 100.

Correction: In the Commentary, the director says the modern day scenes are taking place in the early 1990's. He also said the brothers were 18 when their adventures start, which would put brothers into their 90's at the end of the film.

Jack's Revenge

Corrected entry: When Walter is sitting in front of the gas station, and the uncles are trying to talk him into coming home, the boy is holding a page from the phone book, looking at an area code map. The page says "US WEST" which did not exist in the 50s or 60s and never existed in Texas where the movie was set. US WEST was created in the 80s as a result of the breakup of AT&T and then existed only in the western US.

Correction: What might appear to read "US WEST" is actually an advert. on the back of the page that reads "LOWEST rates out of state."


Corrected entry: When the young Hub re-joins the legion after Jasmine died he rides through a gate while a regiment of legionnaires awaits him. The shadow of the wall shortens by half between shots. (01:07:25)


Correction: This event is taking place in Walter's imagination, and is thus a character mistake, NOT a film mistake.

Corrected entry: When they are making the garden, that turns out to be only corn, it is not that big, only about 10 rows. Later in the movie it shows the garden to be a giant corn field that the lion lives in.

Correction: They worked on the garden more than just that one day. They made the garden bigger; it just wasn't shown onscreen.

Paul Brannon

Corrected entry: When Hub and Jasmine escape on horseback in the water-filled tunnel, the water was deep enough that no hoofbeats should have been heard.

Correction: This event is taking place in Walter's imagination, and thus any errors involved are character mistakes, NOT film mistakes.

Corrected entry: The brothers must have been gone for about 50 years, not 40. They were around 18-20 when they went to Europe at start of WW1. 40 years later would bring them home in mid-50's. But the movie is in the mid-60's. So they had to have been gone for about 50 years.

Terry Bruns

Correction: If you look at the cars they have and the clothes they wear there is no way the movie could have been taking place in the mid-60's.

Corrected entry: The uncles were killed when their bi-wing airplane crashes into the barn. But there are no holes in the barn for the wings - only the fuselage.

Correction: The wings are still outside the barn, and the wall is duly dented where the wings touch it.


Continuity mistake: As Walter and Mae arrive at the Uncle's house, Mae gets out of the car and fixes her make up. In the wide shot she does not have her parasol in her hand. The close up shows her parasol in her hand. (00:04:40)

Jack's Revenge

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Walter: What's wrong with him?
Garth: Well, a man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and as restless as ever.
Garth: And him - in his day, he had more spirit than twenty men.

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