Hunt for the Wilderpeople


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.

  1. Taika Waititi

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sam Neill

    Sam Neill

    Hec Faulkner

  2. Julian Dennison

    Julian Dennison

    Ricky Baker

  3. Rima Te Wiata

    Rima Te Wiata

    Bella M. Faulkner

  4. Rachel House

    Rachel House

    Paula Hall

  5. Rhys Darby

    Rhys Darby

    Psycho Sam

  6. Oscar Kightley

    Oscar Kightley

    Officer Andy

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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

Budget -

Revenue -


Release Information

  • January 22, 2016
  • June 24, 2016
    PG-13, Theatrical (limited)
  • September 27, 2016
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by Reno

By Reno

He finally found his place, and now it's in jeopardy!

The fourth feature film for the Kiwi director Taika Waititi. I loved all his films except the previous one, despite it was a famous title that the world loved, I'm not. So according to me this is a great comeback after a cheap vampire mockumentary. I was very confident that this would take up the New Zealand's the Oscars slot and then disappointed to find it was not in the initial list released by the Academy. Anyway, it does not need a tag like that, it is really an awesome film for everyone, though the theme has some adult contents... read the rest.

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