PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family
A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.
The shoulder patch on the uniform of the Sheriff, who meets with adult Walter shows Copeland, Texas, (not Comal County, Texas). Even so, filming locations included Coupland, Texas, which is just northeast of Austin, Texas and is an acceptable place for growing corn - as shown in in the film. The farmhouse was just a few miles away.
Adult Walter: Yes.
Sheriff: This is Sheriff Brady. I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. It's about your uncles.
When the family comes to visit Hub in the hospital scene, the youngest boy is seen entering the doorway first in one shot, then in the following shot he is seen pushing past his sister to enter again.
During the end credits, the adult Walter's cartoons depict a variety of adventures.
For the UK cinema release, the distributors requested a PG certificate from the BBFC and 21 secs of footage was cut to remove shots of flick knives and violence. DVD releases were upgraded to a 12 certificate and the cuts were reinstated.
$12,900,000 21 September 2003