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North (1994)

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Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

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... North
... North's Dad
... North's Mom
... Piano Player
... Adam
... Zoe
... Sarah
... Teacher
... Umpire
... Coach
Donavon Dietz ... Assistant Coach
... Teammate
Michael Cipriani ... Teammate
Joran Corneal ... Teammate
Joshua Kaplan ... Teammate
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Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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A family comedy that appeals to the child in everyone. See more »


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Rated PG for a few words | See all certifications »

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22 July 1994 (USA)  »

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Норт  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,138,449
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Alan Arkin and Kathy Bates; and three Oscar nominees: Dan Aykroyd, Graham Greene and Marc Shaiman. See more »

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When the lawyer, Arthur Bell, meets North for the first time on the street, he hands North his card and promptly takes it back. In the next shot, North is still holding the card. At that point, Mr. Bell reaches to shake North's hand (which is still holding the card) and in the next shot the card disappears again. See more »

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Pa Tex: Remember before when I told you that everything I own is the biggest and the best? Well you're already the best. Now there's nothing left but to make you the biggest.
Ma Tex: And don't fret about not being able to clean up your plate. Why soon your stomach will stretch and stretch and your capacity for food will grow and grow.
North: You say that like that's a good thing to have happen to your stomach.
Pa Tex: It is.
North: Why?
Ma Tex: Then you'll be like Buck.
North: Who?
Pa Tex: Our first son. The biggest boy this big state's ever seen. Why he...
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Scarlett Johansson is credited as Scarlett Johanssen. Her surname is spelt wrong! See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: North (2009) See more »

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WINTER WONDERLAND
by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
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Hollywood has reached a new low
3 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wow this movie was bad. I heard Siskel and Ebert slandering it when I was younger...and I was thinking that it couldn't possibly be that bad. Well,...I was wrong. Elijah Wood plays a boy who doesn't like his parents because they don't let him do everything that he wants to. She he decides to take them to court. And the suprising thing is that he actually wins. Kids don't get out of their homes when their parents are molesting them, beating them, and neglecting them, and North gets out because his parents don't let him run wild like he doesn't have any? The movie is just lame. Maybe it's amusing to 10 year olds who think that parents should let them do whatever they want, but the world just isn't like that. So get over it. The only good thing about this movie...of which many other commentaries have mentioned, was Bruce Willis in the pink bunny suit. I bet he will never live that down. He's probably looking back on this movie and crying. It was nice to see him in a 'family' movie. 2 out of 10. The 2 points are for the bunny costume.


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