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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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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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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$5,202,582 (USA) (30 October 2016)
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Trivia

Sam Neill also appeared as a man on the run from the government in the New Zealand bush in Sleeping Dogs (1977). See more »

Goofs

When Ricky sees the 2 officers in the woods, he does not have a rifle. In the next few shots, Ricky alternates between having a rifle and not having one. See more »

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Minister: You would think Jesus. I thought Jesus the first time I came across that door. It's not Jesus. It's another door. And guess what's on the other side of that door? Yeah, Jesus. He's tricky like that, Jesus.
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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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Cadbury Flake
Written by Ronald Frederick Bond
Courtesy of Ronnie Bond Music and MCPS
By arrangement with CueSongs Ltd
Performed by Moniker
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I find it impossible to fault
1 April 2016 | by (Auckland, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

A brilliant funny movie that still respects the sadness that happens in life but tries to show you that fun and laughter can still be our main focus.

I think this is the best so far of Taika Waititi's films and recommend it to anyone to see. I saw it after a long-tiring week at work and I half expected to nod off in the cinema theatre because I was so tired. But I didn't. I laughed and chuckled most of the way through the film and came away re-energized and very happy I had gone.

Would see again if the opportunity came up, which is likely as most of my friends are raving about it and a few are wanting me to go with them to see it again!


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