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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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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)

Gross:

$23,643,531 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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The movie was originally rated R for extreme violence, disturbing images, language, and thematic elements, but director Neil LaBute wanted a broader audience, so they cut most of the scenes out, some of which have been included in the unrated version of the DVD, to deem it PG-13. However, there are about four minutes of additional cut footage that are not shown in the unrated DVD. See more »

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When Edward first meets Sister Willow in the woods on the island, he makes a motion to close his sports coat. In the next shot of him, his sports coat is completely buttoned. In the ensuing shot of him after a quick shot to Sister Willow, Edward's coat is completely unbuttoned and open again. See more »

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Sister Summersisle: Welcome, Mr. Malus. You have come of your own free will to keep your appointment with the Wicker Man.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Wicker Man (2016) See more »

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The Drone
Written by Micha Liberman
Published by Leaky Music Publishing(ASCAP)
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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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