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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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Sister Rose / Sister Thorn
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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) (3 September 2006)

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$23,643,531 (USA) (12 November 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Liam Neeson and Robert Carlyle were both considered to star. See more »

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When Edward and Willow meet near the remnants of the old stone building, he is clearly shown not wearing his sidearm as he stands near an open window; when he and Willow return to her daughter's room he is wearing his sidearm. There were other instances of the on again-off again sidearm, but that is the most obvious. See more »

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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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Soundtracks

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 worst films I've ever seen
1 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the worst fillums I've ever seen and I've seen a few. It is slow, boring, amateurish - not even consistent within its own simplistic reading of the plot. The actors do not act. I can't blame them - they have been given a script of such utter banality all they can do is trudge through it with a pain behind their eyes which has nothing to do with the evil goings on in SummersIsle.

There is not one moment in this film that rings true - not an honest line nor a single instant where one is moved. The Nicholas Cage character is so badly drawn that one feels not a smidgeon of compassion for him through all his tribulations. I have no doubt that I was seeing a suffering man up there but it was Nicholas Cage fully aware of the fact that he was in the worst movie of his entire career.


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