Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie

Hunt for the Wilderpeople movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, June 24, 2016 (Limited)

thematic elements including violent content, and for some language

Runtime: 1 hr, 33 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Cast List

"Thor: Love and Thunder" , "Jurassic World: Dominion"  

"Godzilla vs. Kong" , "Once Upon a Deadpool"  


"Soul" , "Penguin Bloom"  

"Next Goal Wins"  

"Jumanji: The Next Level" , "Guns Akimbo"  

Who's making Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Crew List

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

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about Hunt for the Wilderpeople?

Key Facts

  1. Premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

  1. March 2016: The film was in Completed status.

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

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

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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