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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

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Hec
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Ricky
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Bella
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Paula
Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne ...
Kahu
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Andy
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Ron
Mike Minogue ...
Joe
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Hugh
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Psycho Sam
Troy Kingi ...
TK
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Minister
Hamish Parkinson ...
Gavin
Stu Giles ...
Sick Man
Lloyd Scott ...
Tourist
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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

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Nature just got gangster


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2016 (New Zealand)  »

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A Incrível Aventura de Rick Baker  »

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$77,298 (USA) (24 June 2016)

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$5,202,582 (USA) (28 October 2016)
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The fourth film directed by Taika Waititi to premiere at Sundance Festival, after Eagle Vs Shark, Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, which all won critical acclaim. See more »

Goofs

When Ricky sees the 2 officers in the woods, he does not have a rifle. In the next few shots, Ricky alternates between having a rifle and not having one. See more »

Quotes

Hec: You can take him, but I'm staying here.
Hugh: Like hell. People want answers.
Ron: Yeah, answers.
Hec: Look, we got lost, I got injured, he's fine, it was basically a holiday.
Ricky Baker: Not a real holiday because he made me do stuff.
Hugh: Like what?
Ricky Baker: Just stuff. He had a sore leg so he made me do things for him. It was hard at first because my hands are so soft, but I got used to it. I didn't really wanna do it, but it was the only way to survive. It wasn't always hard, sometimes I got to do my own thing. He pretty much never...
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The credits include sections headed "Wildercrew" and "Wildercast", with the latter including the subheading "Wilderdogs". See more »

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References Smash Palace (1981) See more »

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Performed by Moniker
2016 Majestical Pictures Ltd
©2016 The Orchard
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3 April 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie last night in Hokitika. There was a queue outside, which caused comment enough amongst the locals, as this never happens. The cinema was packed with an amazing demographic of people, for example, on one side of me were toddlers with their Mums, on the other a lone hunter-type and behind me a group of retired farmer ladies. I think this speaks volumes on the draw of this film. To put it simply, it ticks all the right boxes. Everyone in Aotearoa (NZ) will know these characters in some form or another; from the gruff old bushman, to the earthy mother figure and the chillaxed cop. It is that familiarity that makes it more engrossing and funny. But not just here, its mix of subtle bathos and pathos will make it universally appealing, of that I am certain. In short: Good on ya, Taika! 'Marvellous' film!


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