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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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Box Office

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

The magpie spotted in Ricky's room near the end is wearing a Collingwood Football Club jersey 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 »

Quotes

Ricky Baker: I'll never stop running!
Paula: Yeah, and I'll never stop chasing you - I'm relentless, I'm like the Terminator.
Ricky Baker: I'm more like the Terminator than you!
Paula: I said it first, you're more like Sarah Connor, and in the first movie too, before she could do chinups.
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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 Knack... and How to Get It (1965) See more »

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Song of the French Partisan
Written by Emmanuel d'Astier de la Vigerie (as Zaret) and Anna Marly (as Marly)
Universal Music Corp.
Administered by Universal Music Publshing Pty Ltd
Performed by Leonard Cohen
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand Ltd
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Perfectly Beautiful and Hilarious
1 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Beautiful story of survival, family and humor, Amazing Cinematography and relatable lovable characters. This film places deep characters and themes in a beautifully visual setting of New Zealand while making it hilariously funny and giving the right amount of action, thought-provoking situations and dialogue to make it a perfect film, Using every possible opportunity to give the audience an emotional and visual pleasure.

The film covers so many aspects of developing emotions while delivering a heart touching laugh your ass off story and never letting the audience either laughing or awing for the story of this cute parent-less fat boy and his journey of running,hiding and surviving though the unique NZ bush and connection to his uncle Heck.

The film allows the audience to leave with the most satisfyingly developed characters and story, while becoming a instant classic and a great showcase of New Zealand as a Country and its potential in the Film Industry.

I consider this to be the best film By Tiki Waititi and there is no wonder why he the writer and director has been chosen to direct the anticipated Thor: Ragnarok of the superhero film genre taking over Hollywood.

James Cameron


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