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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$289,283 (Brazil) (3 November 2006)

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$1,391,887 (Brazil) (17 November 2006)
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Nicolas Cage's character's last name, Malus, is a combination of the words 'male' and 'phallus'. This was done because of the male/ female dynamic that was added to the remake. See more »

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After swimming to the Sea Plane, in his boxer short's and t-shirt, Edward swims back to the dock where he is next seen fully dressed and totally dry, except for his hair. Then, while walking up the lane, there is absolutely no water bleeding through to the outer clothing from the soaked undies beneath. Evidence to him having these on underneath is that he is wearing the same boxer's / t-shirt combo after the bee attack when he is dressing after his recovery. See more »

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Edward Malus: Okay, look, how 'bout you take all of us there?
Sea Plane Pilot: What do you mean "all"?
Edward Malus: [pulling bills from his wallet] Well, me, Mister Grant here, and his twin brother Ulysses.
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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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Definitely pass on this movie
1 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the original, but just wanted to drop a quick note to anyone who happens to scroll down this far: Wicker Man is the worst movie I've seen this year. Maybe even in two years. I wish I could ask the theater for my money back or turn back time to warn myself not to see it.

I'll give it two positive nods: The sarcasm of Cage's character at least got some laughs from me and the scenery of the island was beautiful. Sorry, that's it. Here come the jeers. The movie's plot is only propelled forward because other characters won't give Cage any straight answers--and he puts up with this!!! How this could go on for over an hour of my time(much less days in the movie) is beyond me.

Not to mention that the plot is full of holes. You leave the theater with enough unanswered questions to fill a library. How anyone could read this script and think, "Yes, people should pay $11 to see this shady outline of what a film should look like" is beyond me.

Do not go see this flick. Or even rent it on DVD.


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