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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hec
... Ricky
... Bella
... Paula
... Kahu
... Andy
... Ron
Mike Minogue ... Joe
... Hugh
... Psycho Sam
... TK
... Minister
Hamish Parkinson ... Gavin
Stu Giles ... Sick Man
... Tourist
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Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector. Written by grantss

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Nature just got gangster


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language | See all certifications »

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31 March 2016 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Aventura de Rick Baker  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

NZD 1,263,035 (New Zealand), 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,298, 26 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,202,582, 30 October 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,133,732, 4 August 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

All of the news presenters in the film were all actual news presenters on New Zealand TV at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

Realistically, Ricky Baker would have lost a significant amount of weight when himself and Uncle Hank go on their trek into the bush: They would have been surviving on little food and doing a lot of exercise every day. See more »

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Hec: Shit just got real... again
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The credits include sections headed "Wildercrew" and "Wildercast", with the latter including the subheading "Wilderdogs". See more »

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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Written by Billy Alessi (as Alessi) and Bobby Alessi (as Alessi)
Royalty Network/Alessi Music
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Performed by Alessi Brothers
Courtesy of Universal Music New Zealand
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Loved it :-)
3 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

This was incredibly funny, I loved it, all the actors played their parts well, I laughed Thru 90% and I say 90 because truthfully a few bits hit the feels, but its well worth the watch and the scenery is amazing, nothing like seeing your beautiful country on a big screen, so if your in to minds, set it to the bright side and go watch this you wont regret it, it was good so see Sam Neil again, and can see we are welcoming in a bright new shinning star to our comedy movies, so I feel like NZ has brought out another great film that can me us proud Its a very authentic view of new Zealand, few twist and turns unexpected moment, but don't be afraid to laugh out load you just cant help it


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