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The Wicker Man (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  1 September 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sister Rose / Sister Thorn
Officer Pete
Rowan Woodward (as Erika Shaye Gair)
Truck Stop Waitress
Station Wagon Mom
Zemphira Gosling ...
Station Wagon Girl
Matthew Walker ...
Sea Plane Pilot
Sister Violet


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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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El culto siniestro  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£736,316 (UK) (1 September 2006)


$1,391,887 (Brazil) (17 November 2006)

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Did You Know?


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 »


The shells Willow drops on the ground appear to be .45ACP rounds, which are significantly larger than the 9mm rounds Edward's Beretta pistol would fire. See more »


Edward Malus: What happened to her?
Sister Rose: She'll burn to death.
Edward Malus: Excuse me, what did you say?
Sister Rose: Precisely what I meant to say: "She burned to death."
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The biggest waste of 2 hours of my life...
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Wicker Man. I am so angry that I cannot write a proper comment about this movie.

The plot was ridiculous, thinly tied together, and altogether-just lame. Nicolas Cage...shame on you! I assumed that since you were in it, that it would be at least decent. It was not.

I felt like huge parts of the movie had been left on the cutting room floor, and even if it's complete-the movie was just outlandish and silly.

At the end you're left mouth agape, mind befuddled and good taste offended. I have never heard so many people leave a theater on opening day with so much hatred. People were complaining about it in small groups in the mall, four floors down from the theater near the entrance. It's that bad.

I heard it compared to : Glitter, American Werewolf in Paris and Gigli. My boyfriend was so mad he wouldn't even talk about it.


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