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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.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writers:

Alan Zweibel (novel), Alan Zweibel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... North
Jason Alexander ... North's Dad
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... North's Mom
Marc Shaiman ... Piano Player
Jussie Smollett ... Adam
Taylor Fry ... Zoe
Alana Austin ... Sarah
Peg Shirley ... Teacher
Chuck Cooper ... Umpire
Alan Zweibel ... Coach
Donavon Dietz Donavon Dietz ... Assistant Coach
Teddy Bergman ... Teammate
Michael Cipriani Michael Cipriani ... Teammate
Joran Corneal Joran Corneal ... Teammate
Joshua Kaplan Joshua Kaplan ... Teammate
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Storyline

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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Ever wonder what your life would be like with different parents? A boy named North did. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few words | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Норт See more »

Filming Locations:

West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,138,449
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis, Alexander Godunov and Taylor Fry previously appeared in Die Hard (1988), whilst the former also appeared alongside Robert Costanzo in Die Hard 2 (1990). See more »

Goofs

When North is being chased through a New York airport, he passes a neon eagle on the wall. This eagle is in the Los Angeles airport. See more »

Quotes

North's Dad: If you wanna know how to build a rocket to fly a man into outer space, don't come to me. If you need somebody to perform a delicate brain operation, I'm not your man. However if you have any questions what so ever on the quality of a good pair of pants, look no further!
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

SOBRE LAS OLAS (OVER THE WAVES)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played on the carousel.
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Where else can you see Elijah Wood playing Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof," singing "If I Were a Rich Man"?
11 May 2002 | by Amanda38See all my reviews

Not a fantastic movie, but worth seeing once or twice. Elijah Wood is very likeable as North, and there are some witty lines. The plot leaves much to be desired, however, especially the Winchell subplot. See it for Elijah, but don't expect anything else from it.


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