• Publication date: May 17, 2014

Mr. Rice's Secret

An unusual friendship between a terminally ill boy and an eccentric old neighbor, who will teach in death more than in his life…

  • Publication date: May 17, 2014

Mr. Rice's Secret

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2000

MBC Max:

June 30, 2014 14:30 (KSA) ~ June 30, 2014 13:30 (CLT)

David Bowie stars in this very unusual fantasy drama, where magic and reality are all treated the same way. Blurring the lines. Owen (Bill Sweitzer) a terminally ill boy, who along with his other sick friends, look like normal preteens; However, their difference, is their short life expectancy. But the rest is the same. They have the same fears, concerns, and preoccupations any boy would feel.

Owen has an unusual relation with his mysterious old eccentric neighbor, Mr. Rice (David Bowie); who is introducing Owen, to all sorts of new things, like Philosophy, and esoteric ideas. However, Mr. Rice suddenly dies, leaving behind what Owen believes it to be a map for a Treasure. So he goes on the hunt, with his friends, following the clues left for him. What he will find is much greater that anything he would have imagined.

Don’t waste time, and jump heart first into this gripping fable, about life, love, connections and what really matters. So, what really matters?



  • David Bowie as Mr. William rice
  • Bill Switzer as Owen Walters
  • Teryl Rothery as Marylyn Waters
  • Garwin Sanford as Stan Walters
  • Zach Lipovsky as Funnel ‘Funnel Head’ McConnell
  • Jason Anderson as Veg
  • Tyler Thompson as Gilbert
  • Campbell Lane as Mr. Death
  • Richard De Klerk as Simon
  • Tyler Labine as Percival “ Percy” McConnell
  • Eric Keenleyside as Ray

Directed by: Nicholas Kendall

Rating: PG