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Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland . When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed with joy and elation to Tressock, the border fiefdom of Sir Lachlan Morrison, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are. Written by
Robin Hardy had originally written the part of Sir Lachlan Morrison for Christopher Lee. However, while filming The Resident (2011), Lee injured his back after tripping over power cables on set. Although extremely disappointed, Hardy cast the actor who was originally playing Beame, Graham McTavish in Lee's role, with actor Clive Russell taking over the part of Beame. Still wanting to include Lee, Hardy quickly wrote a cameo role for him. He appears Sir Lachlan's mentor in a flashback. See more »
When Steve is laying in bed his shorts are white with red and blue plaid pattern. When we see him through the eyes of the raven, they are dark blue overall, and after the raven leaves they are back to the red, blue and white plaid shorts. See more »
It's a trap Steve... follow me quickly!
Sure it is! It's just a game!
No, it's not a game. Please don't go... Steve... STEVE!
[joining the townspeople in their chant]
There is power in the blood... there is power... power... power in the blood of the lamb!
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Saw the world premiere of The Wicker Tree @ Fantasia Film Fest 2011 in Montreal with Robin Hardy in attendance (he actually sat about 6 seats away). I have not seen The Wicker Man and therefore did not know what to expect other than some paganism. Just before the movie started Hardy gave a little primer on the movie and ended by saying "It's OK to laugh!", which was the last thing I expected. Once the movie started I realized why he mentioned this, the movie is rife with black humour and tongue-in- cheek lines about Christianity and more specifically the ignorance of "born again" Christians. There was still some much welcomed blood, sex and general weirdness which, coupled with the constant dark humour, made for a surprisingly (to me) great movie experience. You definitely do not have to have seen The Wicker Man to enjoy this movie. All around great acting, great story, great directing and a great no-loose-ends finish. Definitely recommend this to both Wicker Man fans and newcomers alike.
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