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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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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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Trivia

All of the news presenters in the film were all actual news presenters on New Zealand TV at the time of filming. 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

Ricky Baker: That's not very fair. Some people can't even have babies, and the ones who can, they don't even want them.
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Crazy Credits

The credits include sections headed "Wildercrew" and "Wildercast", with the latter including the subheading "Wilderdogs". See more »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Cadbury Flake
Written by Ronald Frederick Bond
Courtesy of Ronnie Bond Music and MCPS
By arrangement with CueSongs Ltd
Performed by Moniker
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An absolute gem of a film. A must see movie!!!!!
2 April 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This is such a funny, heartwarming, immensely entertaining, brilliant film for the whole family. I can't wait to go again, and again.... Taika is a genius. The entire cinema clapped when it finished which I've never seen before. It's now my absolute favourite film of all time!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!!!!!!! It is effortlessly funny with a brilliant cast of very talented Kiwi actors. The scenery is of course beautiful because it's set in New Zealand's stunning landscape. Even though there are serious, universal underlying issues within the script they are dealt with in a way that is from the child's innocent perspective so the film remains light and entertaining throughout. If this film doesn't do exceptionally well off shore and get the global recognition it deserves, it will be a travesty.


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