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The Secret Handshake (2015)

TV-G | | Family | 27 May 2015 (USA)
Men and boys learn together what it takes to be a man.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Sorbo ... Roy Roper
J.J. Rodgers ... Jolie Roper
Scott Baker Scott Baker ... Charlie Harris
Bryan Kennedy Bryan Kennedy ... Jerry Baird
Katherine Klausner Katherine Klausner ... Ashley Roper (as Kate Klausner)
Amy Grant ... Karen Jenkins
Mark Collie ... Buck
Steven Dady Steven Dady ... Brody Jenkins
Caroline Klausner Caroline Klausner ... Danielle Roper
Camille Klausner Camille Klausner ... Kristen Roper
Steve Fernandez Steve Fernandez ... 80's Science Teacher
Two-Foot Fred ... Darrell Meany (as 'Two Foot' Fred Gill)
Evan Fielding Evan Fielding ... Sadler
Stevie Hollander Stevie Hollander ... Chad
Jeff Obafemi Carr Jeff Obafemi Carr ... Ninja 5 (as Jeff Carr)


Men and boys learn together what it takes to be a man.

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How do you teach a boy to be a man?










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27 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Land Teller and Keaton Carr play Guys 1 and 2 in this film, their cinematic debut. See more »


Roy Roper: It's been said that in the heart of every man, there is an adventure to live, a battle to fight, and a princess to rescue.
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A Hand Someone Can Shake
Written by Bryan Kennedy
Performed by Bryan Kennedy
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Lessons for "what it takes to be a man"
9 May 2016 | by HoosierBobSee all my reviews

The story of a teen male who lost his father nearly three years ago, and has no male at home to help set his moral compass. He falls in love with a girl at school and his wayward friends give him bad advice on how to gain her attention, (to include some off the wall stunts). The girls' father (played by Kevin Sorbo) steps in and with the boys' mom's approval takes the boy on a "scared straight" sort of camping trip, with a couple of Sorbo's adult friends. The intention is to show the boy what it takes to be responsible, and to think for himself as a man, but the trip evolves into an unexpected adventure in a beautiful forest.

Good movie for the entire family with lots of funny moments, and things many of us can relate to from both our youth and beyond.

All parts are played well by the actors and each was typecast very well for their roles.

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