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The Wicker Man (2006)

A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.

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Officer Pete
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Rowan Woodward (as Erika Shaye Gair)
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Storyline

While recovering from a tragic accident on the road, the patrolman Edward Malus receives a letter from his former fiancée Willow, who left him years ago without any explanation, telling that her daughter Rowan is missing. Edward travels to the private island of Summerisle, where Willow lives in an odd community that plant fruits, and she reveals that Rowan is actually their daughter. Along his investigation with the hostile and unhelpful dwellers, Edward discloses that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals to improve their harvest, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be sacrificed. When he locates the girl, he finds also the dark truth about the wicker man. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues | See all certifications »

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1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El culto siniestro  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£736,316 (UK) (1 September 2006)

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$23,643,531 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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In the classroom scene there is a phrase in Irish above the blackboard that reads "Níl aon chealg ag an rí" which translates literally as "The king does not have a single sting." See more »

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Edward is soaking wet when trapped in the crypt. When Willow rescues him and they climb out, he appears to be completely dry. See more »

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Edward Malus: Are you the barmaiden, or barkeep, or whatever you call it around here?
Sister Beech: I am Sister Beech, yes.
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References Valley Girl (1983) See more »

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Carnival Of Bones
Traditional (Thoinot Arbeau-1589)
Arranged by Aaron Catlow, Mike Edwards, Phil Howard, Julia Laycock
Performed by Paescod
Courtesy of Paescod Recordings
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one of the years worst movies
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what ever you do do not waste your time on this pointless. movie. A remake that did not need to be retold. Everyone coming out of the theater had the same comments. Worst movie I ever saw. Save your time and money!!!

Nicgolas Cage was biking down hills, swimming in murky water and rolling down hills while being attacked by bees but yet his suit was still perfectly pressed and shirt crisp white until the very last scene.

Although a good cast with Ellen Bernstein and Cage the acting was just as unbelievable as the movie itself. It is amazing how good actors can do such bad movies. Don't they get a copy of the script first. If you still have any interest at all in seeing the movie at the very least wait for it to come out on DVD.


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