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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,138,449 (USA)
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In the Hawaiian segment, North is seen featured on a billboard with an octopus tugging his bathing suit down to reveal his rear end. This billboard is a spoof of the famous classic billboards by the Coppertone sunblock lotion, which featured a little girl having her bathing suit tugged on by a dog. See more »

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

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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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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Rob Reiner, how could you stoop so low?
15 July 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love Rob Reiner and his movies, Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride and Misery are classics and I enjoyed The American President and The Bucket List.

North did intrigue me with its idea, message and the cast, however these two things aren't enough to stop it from being Reiner's worst and most disappointing film. I liked the musical number in Texas and the mostly extravagant visuals.

On the other hand, the writing is incredibly forced and stupid, the Hawaai sequence anyone, the story is thin and has no idea what it wants to be and Reiner gives his clumsiest directing job here. The characters are poorly conceived and written, and the acting is lamentable considering how talented the cast is.

Elijah Wood I quite like, but I found him rather obnoxious and over-eager here. Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss are wasted, while Buce Willis' role could best be described as a career killer.

All in all, liked the idea but found the effort very clumsy. It is sad that Reiner stooped as low as this. 2/10 Bethany Cox


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