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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.

Director:

Neil LaBute (as Neil Labute)

Writers:

Neil LaBute (screenplay) (as Neil Labute), Anthony Shaffer
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Bottom Rated Movies #62 | 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros [United States]

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El culto siniestro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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

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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Nicolas Cage objected to the criticism that the film was unintentionally funny, saying that he and Neil LaBute knowingly made the picture an absurdist black comedy and that it should have been seen and judged as such. See more »

Goofs

Being allergic to bees, you would think that Malus would keep his eyes and mouth closed as opposed to screaming. 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

The Unrated DVD includes an alternate ending in which Malus is held down and his legs are broken at the knee. A wire mesh helmet is placed over his head and live bees are poured in. After he passes out, the helmet is removed and he is revived with a shot of adrenaline in the neck from his med-kit. Throughout all this, he keeps asking how can he be a good sacrifice if he does not believe in their religion. The movie proceeds along the lines of the theatrical version except the credits begin after the wicker man's burning head falls off. The "6 months later" scene is missing. See more »


Soundtracks

The Drone
Written by Micha Liberman
Published by Leaky Music Publishing(ASCAP)
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User Reviews

 
Time that you will never get back.
31 August 2006 | by mathesonmooreSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, this movie does no credit whatsoever to the original. Nicholas Cage, fairly wooden as far as actors go, imbues the screen with a range of skill from, non-plussed to over the top. The supporting cast is no better.

The plot stays much the same as the original in terms of scene progression but is far worse. Not enough detail is given to allow the audience to by into what is being sold. It turns out it's just a bill of poor goods. Disbelief cannot be suspended, nor can a befit of a doubt be given. The only saving aspect of this film is that it is highly visual, as the medium requires, and whomever scouted the location should be commended.

There was much laughter in the audience and multiple boos, literally, at the end.

Disappointed! Wait for the original to come on television, pour a whiskey and enjoy.


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