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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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North's hopping mad with his parents, and now he's off on a world wide adventure! 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

Graham Greene and Bruce Willis later co-starred in Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). See more »

Goofs

When North is in Alaska, and the family is walking their grandfather to the shore, the ceiling of the studio that the scene is filmed in is visible. See more »

Quotes

North: Where the hell are my parents?
Winchell: North, did you say the word 'hell'? My, the summer's really broadened you.
North: Winchell, I've got exactly 10 minutes to find my parents and if you don't tell me where they are, I'll show you how the summer's broadened me you little asshole!
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Crazy Credits

Scarlett Johansson is credited as Scarlett Johanssen. Her surname is spelt wrong! See more »

Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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BLUE HAWAII
Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin
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Hollywood has reached a new low
3 April 2001 | by Willow192See 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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