Mr. Rice's Secret (2000)

Mr. Rice's Secret
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords children's
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Simon Kendall Music n/a 120781 8000001
Al Rodger Music n/a 120781 8000002
Ron Yoshida Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gregory Middleton Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mary Anne Waterhouse Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Peter Whyte Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Jillian Scott Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
David Birdsall Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Ralph Parker Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Steven R Smith Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000002
Gregory B Mah Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Martin Fink Production Executive n/a 118216 11000001
Carol Kelsay Casting n/a 179 10000001
J. H. Wyman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sally Dixon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Jason Anderson Actor Veg 1 1000006
Tyler Thompson Actor Gilbert 1 1000007
Zachary Lipovsky Actor Funnel Head 1 1000005
Garwin Sanford Actor Stan Walters 1 1000004
Bill Switzer Actor Owen Walters 1 1000002
Teryl Rothery Actor Marilyn Walters 1 1000003
Campbell Lane Actor Mr Death 1 1000008
Richard De Klerk Actor Simon 1 1000009
Beau Rogers Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
David Forrest Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Colleen Elizebeth Nystedt Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nicholas Kendall Director n/a 2 2000001
Tyler Labine Actor Percy 1 1000010
David Bowie Actor Mr Rice 1 1000001
Synopsis
A story of a young boy stricken with cancer, and his journey of self-discovery. Despondent over the death of his best friend and next door neighbor, the elderly and mysterious Mr. Rice, Owen is in denial about his own illness. He sneaks into Mr. Rice's funeral with a video camera and is spooked by the mortician he refers to as Mr. Death. Finding it difficult to relate to his parents, Marilyn and Stan, Owen takes solace in hanging out with his friends Funnel Head, Veg and Gilbert. He insists that he is not as ill as Simon, another boy with cancer, who the gang bullies. Owen and his pals break into Mr. Rice's house and discover a cache of photographs and letters. One of the letters is addressed to Owen. He then uses a decoder ring given to him by Mr. Rice to unravel a series of clues, which will lead to a remarkable discovery.
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