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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North's Dad
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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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Donavon Dietz ...
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Michael Cipriani ...
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Joran Corneal ...
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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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Ever wonder what your life would be like with different parents? A boy named North did. 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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Featured the lone film appearance of Brynn Hartman, the wife and murderer of Phil Hartman. See more »

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When the lawyer, Arthur Bell, meets North for the first time on the street, he hands North his card and promptly takes it back. In the next shot, North is still holding the card. At that point, Mr. Bell reaches to shake North's hand (which is still holding the card) and in the next shot the card disappears again. See more »

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Winchell: As of next Monday, no parent will be permitted to see an R-rated movie, unless accompanied by a kid.
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Scarlett Johansson is credited as Scarlett Johanssen. Her surname is spelt wrong! See more »

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Features The Errand Boy (1961) See more »

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THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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doesn't take an adult to see this movie is crap
2 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

May contain spoilers.

I was only 6 years old when I watched North - apparently this was old enough to notice its stupidity. Despite all of its manic plot points, the movie is very forgettable. In fact, I completely forgot that Bruce Willis was in this movie. But maybe that was just my unconscious mind it blocking out.

So, at only six years old I found this movie incredibly stupid. Watching the scenes in Hawaii, I was incredibly embarrassed - for the actors, for the people of Hawaii - everyone.

And it only got worse.

I enjoyed the musical number in Texas, mostly because I'm a Reba fan. And it was kind of amusing to see George and Elaine from Seinfeld as a couple, amusing at first anyways.

And what else can be said about this movie? Most of it is horrible and or unwatchable. But it's not the worst movie I've ever seen. Hell, I suppose it's better than Mortal Combat 2, or Garbage Pail Kids. ( Hardly high praise ).

So remember, if you are stuck with the choice, North is probably better than MK2, but worse than say, most anything else.


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