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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.


Neil LaBute (as Neil Labute)


Neil LaBute (screenplay) (as Neil Labute), Anthony Shaffer
3,043 ( 216)

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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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]


USA | Germany | Canada



Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El culto siniestro See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,740,235, 3 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$23,643,531, 12 November 2006
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Robin Hardy and Anthony Shaffer's original The Wicker Man (1973), the island is called Summerisle. The producers of the remake decided to change it to "Summersisle" because they thought it would be 'easier for Americans to pronounce'. See more »


When Willow frees Malus from the water the next morning, he is able to walk out and walk normally. Given that he spent the whole night treading water and yelling for help; he should have collapsed from exhaustion, his voice should be hoarse, and has hand should have been like prunes. See more »


Edward Malus: [a bee helmet has been placed onto his head and bees are being poured inside] OH, NO! NOT THE BEES! NOT THE BEES! AAAAAHHHHH! OH, THEY'RE IN MY EYES! MY EYES! AAAAHHHHH! AAAAAGGHHH!
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User Reviews

Please don't waste your money
6 September 2006 | by troy-112See all my reviews

Don't let the premise fool you--this was one funny movie. The problem--it wasn't supposed to be a comedy. The story sets you up nicely for an ending that never comes. Even worse, the set-up is NEVER explained. You will leave the theater asking "Is that it?" I rate it a 2 simply because there were a few brief moments of promise, but the finish leaves you completely flat. Nicholas Cage did as good a job as can be expected in the role, but he had very little to work with. There are odd quirks, and interesting turns everywhere, which had absolutely nothing to do with the movie. Let this one come out on video before wasting your money.

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