Mr. Rice's Secret
Mr. Rice's Secret is a Canadian family drama film. It stars David Bowie as the title character, a mysterious man who leaves after death a series of clues to a 12-year-old boy with cancer, to help him appreciate life. The production was filmed in 1998 and released in 2000.
Owen Walters (Bill Switzer) is 12 and suffers from Hodgkin's disease. He has a group of friends who award points to each other for doing risky or strange acts. Owen's parents want him to befriend Simon, who has leukemia, but he rejects him as he considers Simon to be more ill than he, reminding him of his own mortality. He also rejects his best friend Funnel Head (Zach Lipovsky) to win the approval of bullies.
|author||J. H. Wyman|
|editor||Ron E. Yoshida|
|keywords||belong best friend exhumation exhume group of friends hodgkin\'s disease hodgkin\'s lymphoma leukemia zach lipovsky|
|musicBy||Al Rodger Simon Kendall|