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At Theaters: 9/1/2006 On Video: 12/19/2006
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 46 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469990
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Edward Malus receives a letter from his former girlfriend asking his help to find her missing daughter. He must travel by seaplane to an isolated island to look for the little girl. Each step he takes closer to the lost child brings him one step closer to the unspeakable. And one step closer to the Wicker Man.
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Drama Thriller - This is a talky, slow-moving mystery/thriller. Those looking for straight-up horror scares or gore won't find that here. The subject matter makes the film appropriate for older moviegoers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Nicolas Cage WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE ANT BULLY, THE WEATHER MAN
Ellen Burstyn DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD
Leelee Sobieski MY FIRST MISTER, JOY RIDE, THE GLASS HOUSE
Molly Parker THE CENTER OF THE WORLD, WAKING THE DEAD
Wri/Dir: Neil LaBute POSSESSION, NURSE BETTY
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 2 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Bee stings, hits, fights, burnings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: A chase and a fight.
COMEDY: None.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 85 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
High
80%
13-19Teens (F)
7
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
Low
67%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
11
Low
45%
30+Adults (M)
22
Low
55%
30+Adults (F)
34
Low
50%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 85 moviegoers:Movies like "The Wicker Man" are why you rely on the moviegoer opinions provided by CinemaReview.com. I thought this looked like a great movie starring Nicolas Cage but moviegoer opinions tell a much different story. Only about twenty-five percent truly enjoyed "The Wicker Man." That's VERY LOW. Most rated it below average to poor and quite a few even thought it was terrible. You might be one of the lucky ones that really enjoys this movie, but your chances are very low. If you're a Nicolas Cage fan and feel you must see "The Wicker Man," I strongly suggest a lower price matinee.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Out patrolling a California highway, police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) stops a station wagon to return a little girl's lost doll. Moments later, a runaway truck slams into the station wagon, igniting it into a fiery wreck with the mother and child trapped inside. Edward fails to save them before the car explodes ... and then spends months of his life choking down pills to get the image of their faces out of his head.

But Edward is about to get a second chance.

A desperate letter from his former girlfriend, Willow (Kate Beahan), arrives at his home with no postmark. Willow came into his life and left just as unexpectedly years before. But now, her daughter Rowan has gone missing, and Edward is the only person she trusts to help locate her. She asks him to come to her home on a private island--Summersisle--a place with its own traditions where people observe a forgotten way of life. Edward seizes the opportunity to make his life right again, and soon finds himself on a seaplane bound for the islands of the Pacific Northwest.

But nothing is what it seems on isolated Summersisle, where a culture, dominated by its matriarch Sister Summersisle (Ellen Burstyn), is bound together by arcane traditions and a pagan festival called "the Day of Death and Rebirth." The secretive people of Summersisle only ridicule his investigation, insisting that a child named Rowan never existed there...or if she ever did was no longer alive.

But what Edward doesn't know is that Willow's plea for help has invited more into his life than a chance for redemption. In unraveling Summersisle's closely held secrets, Edward is drawn into a web of ancient traditions and murderous deceit, and each step he takes closer to the lost child brings him one step closer to the unspeakable. And one step closer to the Wicker Man.

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