Hunt For The Wilderpeople (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 41 mins

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A rebellious youngster finds himself at home with a couple, but when the government decides to shift him again he runs away. When his foster parent runs after him, the act is misinterpreted and a nation-wide manhunt ensues.
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Cast: Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Sam Neill

Crew: Taika Waititi (Director), Lachlan Milne (Director of Photography), Conrad Wedde (Music Director), Lukasz Pawel Buda (Music Director), Samuel Scott (Music Director)

Rating: PG13 (United Arab Emirates)

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 25 Aug 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: Nature just got gangster

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Did you know? The film was the first local feature to gross more than NZ$1 million in its opening weekend at the New Zealand box office. Read More
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as Ricky
as Bella
as Hec
as Hugh
as Gavin
as John Campbell
as Tourist
as Church Lady
as Mihingarangi Forbes
as Joe
as Nadine Chalmers Ross
as Andy
as Paula
as Psycho Sam
as Sam Wallace
as Organ Player
as Court Lawyer
as Ron
as Sick Man
as Minister
as Court Lawyer
as TK


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Executive Producer
Line Producer
Production Coordinator


Screenplay Writer
Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Designer
Foley Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Editor
Boom Operator


Animation Director


Art Director
Production Designer


Casting Director
Casting Coordinator

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Location Manager
Location Scout

Makeup and Hair

Marketing and Public Relations

Graphic Designer

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Double

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
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Nature just got gangster
In the birthday scene, the cast and crew filmed ten takes singing the normal "Happy Birthday" song before finding out they didn't have the rights to use it. So the song "Ricky Baker, It's your Birthday" was created on the spot by the actors.

The film was the first local feature to gross more than NZ$1 million in its opening weekend at the New Zealand box office.

The fourth film directed by Taika Waititi to premiere at Sundance Festival, after Eagle Vs Shark, Boy and What We Do In The Shadows, which all won critical acclaim.

An open casting call was held for a 12 to 15 year-old Maori girl to play the role of Kahu, with Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne selected out of 150 applicants. Ngatai-Melbourne auditioned after her friends thought the character description of Kahu sounded like her.

In Ricky's haiku, he says that he hates Kingi. Kingi was a character in Boy (2010), another film directed by Taika Waititi