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The Wicker Tree (2011)

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Charmed by the residents of Tressock, Scotland, two young missionaries accept the invitation to participate in a local festival, fully unaware of the consequences of their decision.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley Mackie ...
Jacqueline Leonard ...
Lady Delia Morrison
Rev. McLeod
Celebrity Interviewer
Trailer Trash Video Dancer
Graham Wadsworth ...
Trailer Trash Video Dancer
David Plimmer ...
Iain Stuart Robertson ...
Peter McNeil
Ailidh Mackay ...


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 Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 January 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cowboys for Christ  »

Box Office


$7,750,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


[last lines]
Danny: Lass? Stay Still!
[last lines]
Mary Hellier: No No
[Is surronded by Danny, Beame and the other townspeople]
Mary Hellier: god why? Danny? Steve!
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Follows The Wicker Man (1973) See more »


The Laddie Song
  • Lachlan

Traditional Arrangement Keith Easdale
Performed by Keith Easdale, Graham McTavish and Stuart Glasgow
Produced by John Scott
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User Reviews

A waste of everyone's time...
1 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film in a capsule.

First 60 minutes: Bad country singing. Lots of Bible bashing. Dodgy Scottish accents ahoy. Awful acting, even from the extras. Gratuitous nudity in a bed. Gratuitous nudity in a stream. A LOT of pointless talking. Christopher Lee in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo. I'm sure there was more, but I must have nodded off.

Last 30 minutes: Hey-ho, things are looking up. A cat just drunk some poisoned milk. (sniff,sniff). And look, here's an American girl shoving a bit of broken glass up a Scotsman's kilt. Ho, ho. And there's her cowboy boyfriend, being devoured by a bunch of naked cannibals. FINGER LICK'IN GOOD!! And don't forget about the...

Oh, who am I trying to kid... it's just dreadful twaddle. It makes The Wicker Man from 1973 look like The Greatest Film Ever and the 2006 remake of that movie... well, let's not go crazy now... 3/10

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