Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie

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Who's Involved:

Rachel House, Sam Neill, Taika Waititi, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Matt Noonan, Rhys Darby, Oscar Kightley, Carthew Neal, Leanne Saunders

Release Date:

Friday, June 24 , 2016

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 33 m

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople Plot: What's the story?

Julian Dennison plays Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.

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Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Hunt for the Wilderpeople?

  1. Premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Hunt for the Wilderpeople?

A look at the Hunt for the Wilderpeople behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Taika Waititi last directed Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok. The film's writer Taika Waititi last wrote Jojo Rabbit and Boy.


Taika Waititi


Carthew Neal
Matt Noonan
Leanne Saunders
Taika Waititi

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Production Timeline: When did the Hunt for the Wilderpeople come together?

On or about March 17, 2016 • The film was in Completed status.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Release Date: When was it released?

Hunt for the Wilderpeople was released in 2016 on Friday, June 24, 2016 in limited movie theaters. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Shallows, Independence Day Resurgence and Free State of Jones.
United States
June 24, 2016 Limited
June 24, 2016

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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