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North (1994)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  22 July 1994 (USA)
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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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North's Dad
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Piano Player
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Zoe
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Sarah
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Teacher
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Umpire
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Donavon Dietz ...
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Teddy Bergman ...
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Michael Cipriani ...
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Joran Corneal ...
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Joshua Kaplan ...
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Storyline

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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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,138,449 (USA)
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Following Roger Ebert's 2013 passing, screenwriter Alan Zweibel wrote a piece for the New Yorker entitled "Roger And Me" in which he recounted, years after Ebert's infamous review, bumping into Ebert, introducing himself, then saying "And I just have to tell you, Roger, that that sweater you're wearing? I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate that sweater." They then both laughed and shook hands. 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 an 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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North: How can Labor Day be next week? I just got here.
Sleigh Driver: You walked from your house to the ice flows right? It's a ten week walk, even with the wind at your back.
North: No wonder we stopped for lunch 49 times.
Sleigh Driver: It's that six months of daylight thing. It throws everybody off. I myself only showered 12 times during the '70s.
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Scarlett Johansson is credited as Scarlett Johanssen. Her surname is spelt wrong! See more »

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Spoofs The Little Rascals (1994) See more »

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FINE AND DANDY
by Kay Swift and Paul James
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Hollywood has reached a new low
3 April 2001 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow this movie was bad. I heard Siskel and Ebert slandering it when I was younger...and I was thinking that it couldn't possibly be that bad. Well,...I was wrong. Elijah Wood plays a boy who doesn't like his parents because they don't let him do everything that he wants to. She he decides to take them to court. And the suprising thing is that he actually wins. Kids don't get out of their homes when their parents are molesting them, beating them, and neglecting them, and North gets out because his parents don't let him run wild like he doesn't have any? The movie is just lame. Maybe it's amusing to 10 year olds who think that parents should let them do whatever they want, but the world just isn't like that. So get over it. The only good thing about this movie...of which many other commentaries have mentioned, was Bruce Willis in the pink bunny suit. I bet he will never live that down. He's probably looking back on this movie and crying. It was nice to see him in a 'family' movie. 2 out of 10. The 2 points are for the bunny costume.


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