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Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

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Piano Player
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Zoe
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Sarah
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Umpire
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Joshua Kaplan ...
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Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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A family comedy that appeals to the child in everyone. See more »


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Rated PG for a few words | See all certifications »

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22 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Det perfekte barn  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,138,449 (USA)
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Trivia

Featured the lone film appearance of Brynn Hartman, the wife of Phil Hartman and eventual murderer. See more »

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When North is in Alaska, and the family is walking their grandfather to the shore, the ceiling of the studio that the scene is filmed in is visible. See more »

Quotes

North's Dad: If you wanna know how to build a rocket to fly a man into outer space, don't come to me. If you need somebody to perform a delicate brain operation, I'm not your man. However if you have any questions what so ever on the quality of a good pair of pants, look no further!
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Scarlett Johansson is credited as Scarlett Johanssen. Her surname is spelt wrong! See more »

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Referenced in The Critic: Episode #1.7 See more »

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IF I WERE A RICH MAN
From Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
Performed by Elijah Wood
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The Most Deplorable, Idiotic, Offensive, Lazy Kids Movie Ever Made!
1 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"North" is probably the most hateful movie I've seen in an extremely long time. With a god-awful script with extremely tasteless dialogue, a stupid plot and wasting the perfectly good talent of Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis and it's director Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, The Princess Bride, Misery, When Harry Met Sally, etc.). This movie even makes me cringe when I'm sitting her writing this review

A boy (Elijah Wood) gets fed up with his folks and decides to divorce them and go looking for a new set of parents, like Texans (Reba McEntire and Dan Aykroyd), Hawaiians, Eskimos (Kathy Bates, Abe Vigoda) Amish, etc.

Everything in this film is UNBELIEVABLY bad! This is a very, very, very, very bad movie. Just like the great Roger Ebert, I hated this movie! I think Elijah Wood is a good actor, and the director Rob Reiner has made one terrific movie after another, but this is garbage. First class garbage!!! I'm sorry, but this sucked!!!


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