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Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2016-03-31

Runtime 101 minutes

Budget $2.5m

Revenue $23m


TMDB 7.7


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becca_sangwin shared a tip "Watched this last night and loved it! Hilarious and heartwarming."

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yumi shared a tip "So funny and heartwarming at the same time. Another unique great Waititi movie, it‘s ”magestical”!!"

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deena_chadwick shared a tip "Sad and sweet"

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SoylentGreene shared a tip "Cute"

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clara.h shared a tip "Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a masterpiece. It brings me joy every time I watch it. Highly recommend."

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kat_schamel shared a tip "A really great adventure movie with a whole lot of heart."

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aman_tugnawat shared a tip "It's a great family night out comedy movie!"

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nicky_snyder shared a tip "Laughter and tears and good people doing stupid things. Perfect!"

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thedarkfields shared a tip "One of the greatest unknown comedies ever made"

jenny_b_4282 shared a tip "Heartwarming and sweet, I highly recommend this under-the-radar gem."

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madison_friesen_3882 shared a tip "A fun, hilarious, and unique story!! In my top 10 favourite movies!"

lf_7040 shared a tip "Hilarious!! Highly underrated and overlooked movie"

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priya_moraes shared a tip "The birthday song but really any part of this movie is gold"

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kevin_brown_2328 shared a tip "Great story. Unexpected."

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moebuttons shared a tip "I'm fairly certain this movie actually has a soul, the odd couple for our generation."

toddie_ shared a tip "Best movie I've seen in several years."

chad_680 shared a tip "Soooooo funny!"

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shayla_mazer shared a tip "taika waititi once again proves that he is just the best."

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makeda_ahava shared a tip "Funny and interesting look at life in New Zealand."

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alyssa_blake shared a tip "One of my very favorites."

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nathan_carley shared a tip "Several but I thought the car chase scene was pretty funny."

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betsy_broadwater shared a tip "Amazing"

franniegirl shared a tip "Better than expected. Good pace, endearing and entertaining"

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auntgigi shared a tip "Cute, funny, sweet, tween and above family movie"

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auntgigi shared a tip "Loved it, funny, sweet, silly, deep, all the feels!"

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codi_green shared a tip "I always have the birthday song stuck in my head."

kim_barbeau shared a tip "It made me laugh til I cried."

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holly_mccomas_943 shared a tip "This is one of the best movies ever."

janice_eddington shared a tip "Yes!"

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julia_miller_9969 shared a tip "Yes! Loved it. New Zealand humor, surprising, endearing. Kinda like Up but in the woods for adults lol."

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victoria_whitlock shared a tip "Hilarious and heart warming. Highly recommended."

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52dannyd_. shared a tip "A sudden surprise! I didn't think I would like it that much but ended up laughing and loving it. Great movie."

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shelly_simmons shared a tip "Great movie to watch with your kids. 9 year old son loved this and laughed most of the way through."

donalee_katz shared a tip "Great Movie! Beautiful and touching"

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ann_neumann shared a tip "Laughter and beautiful scenery!"

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meghan_young_7316 shared a tip "Fantastic movie"

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marlena_dyrcz shared a tip "Suuuper cute and hilarious!"

altmo shared a tip "Genius director. Lively movie."

cc_8218 shared a tip "This one is a must-see. Too funny!"

mihg_maramigs shared a tip "Feel good and funny"

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mister_darthy shared a tip "One of the best movies of all time. A dog dies and it's still one of the best movies I'll always recommend."

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leah_vallis shared a tip "Hilarious and heartfelt."

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julie_metz shared a tip "Lol funny and poignant, quirky"

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tj_sedgwick shared a tip "Plenty of twist and turns, Taika Waititi is a genius"

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paige_lewis_8191 shared a tip "Best movie ever. Great comedy and a great plot. I love it!!!"

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lucy_picco shared a tip "It’s a great movie@netflix"

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lexie_gekler shared a tip "Something weird and heart warming"

katie_zam shared a tip "Unique and funny"

m.a._p. shared a tip "I love, love, love this story! Great understated humor. The birthday song is exquisite!"

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lydia_theobald shared a tip "The perfect balance of emotion and comedy. Heavy in all the right places and a perfect, fresh, funny light in all the rest."

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royo_drawinz shared a tip "Based off the book wild pork and watercress,great book,great film!"

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