The Hunter Movie

Some Mysteries Should Never Be Solved

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Who's Involved:

Frances O'Connor, Finn Woodlock, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey, Morgana Davies, John Brumpton, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Jacek Koman, Dan Wyllie, Daniel Nettheim, Alice Addison, Vincent Sheehan

Release Date:

Friday, April 6, 2012 Limited

language and brief violence
Runtime: 1 hr, 41 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Martin, a skilled and ruthless mercenary, travels into the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for a tiger believed to be extinct. Hired by an anonymous company that wants the tiger's genetic material, Martin arrives in Tasmania posing as a scientist. He proceeds to set up base camp at a broken-down farmhouse, where he stays with a family whose father has gone missing. Usually a loner, Martin becomes increasingly close to the family; however, as his attachment to the family grows, Martin is led down a path of unforeseen dangers, complicating his deadly mission.

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Who stars in The Hunter: Cast List

Poor Things, Beetlejuice 2  

Scarygirl, Assassin Club  

Best Man Down, The Truth About Emanuel  

Storm Boy, The Tree  

Son of a Gun, Jungle  


300: Rise of An Empire, December Boys  

The Loved Ones, Storm Warning  

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 300: Rise of An Empire  


Who's making The Hunter: Crew List

A look at the The Hunter behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Alice Addison


Vincent Sheehan

Production: What we know about The Hunter?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the novel "The Hunter" by Julia Leigh.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2010 - October: The film was set to Production  status.

    Production is now underway in Tasmania.

  2. 2010 - August: The film was set to Announced  status.
  3. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

The Hunter Release Date: When was the film released?

The Hunter was a Limited release in 2012 on Friday, April 6, 2012 in around 4 theaters. There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including American Reunion, ATM and Take Me Home.

As a Limited release, The Hunter will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Hunter DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Hunter was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 .

The Hunter VOD & Digital: When was the film released digitally?

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The Hunter was released across all major streaming and cable platforms on Friday, March 2, 2012. Digital rental or purchase allows you to instantly stream and download to watch anywhere and anytime on your favorite devices. Available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Apple, Vudu and others.

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