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.

Director:

Neil LaBute (as Neil Labute)

Writers:

Neil LaBute (screenplay) (as Neil Labute), Anthony Shaffer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Edward Malus
Ellen Burstyn ... Sister SummersIsle
Kate Beahan ... Sister Willow Woodward
Frances Conroy ... Dr. T.H. Moss
Molly Parker ... Sister Rose / Sister Thorn
Leelee Sobieski ... Sister Honey
Diane Delano ... Sister Beech
Michael Wiseman ... Officer Pete
Erika-Shaye Gair ... Rowan Woodward (as Erika Shaye Gair)
Christa Campbell ... Truck Stop Waitress
Emily Holmes ... Station Wagon Mom
Zemphira Gosling Zemphira Gosling ... Station Wagon Girl
Matthew Walker ... Sea Plane Pilot
Mary Black ... Sister Oak
Christine Willes ... Sister Violet
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images and violence, language and thematic issues | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The sisters' names are plant-related or have a nature connection, such as Willow, Beech, Honey, Rose, Thorn, and Moss. Malus is the genus name for the apple and crabapple, and Rowan is the name of a shrub found in Asia and Europe. See more »

Goofs

When Officer Malus writes the name "Rowan Woodward" on the school blackboard, the first "W" in "Woodward" is above the line he draws under the name. In subsequent shots the "W" is through the line. See more »

Quotes

Edward Malus: [before his legs are broken] THIS IS MURDER! *MURDER!* YOU'LL ALL BE *GUILTY!* AND YOU'RE DOING IT FOR *NOTHING!* KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GODDAMN HONEY!
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Alternate Versions

Many scenes were cut from the Theatrical Release to get an MPAA rating of PG-13. The Unrated DVD Release adds those scenes back in, however, over 4 minutes of deleted footage is still missing from this version and has never been released publicly. See more »

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Referenced in Earth to Ned: The Ned-aissance (2020) See more »

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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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UnBEARable
15 June 2020 | by briancham1994See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films I have ever seen. Essentially, Nicolas Cage plays himself and invades an island to assault a bunch of cult members and then scream about bees.


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Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,610,204, 3 September 2006

Gross USA:

$23,649,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,805,380
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