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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Sam Neill, Julian Dennison)



Brilliant Taika Waititi comedy drama Hunt For The Wilderpeople focuses on young Ricky (a superb performance by young Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) 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, learning more than a few things about each other along the way.

production details
New Zealand | 101 minutes | 2016

Writer and Director: Taika Waititi
Book: Barry Crump

Sam Neill as Hec Faulkner
Julian Dennison as Ricky Baker
Rachel House as Paula Hall
Rima Te Wiata as Bella M. Faulkner
Rhys Darby as Psycho Sam
Oscar Kightley as Officer Andy
Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne as Kahu
Troy Kingi as TK
Cohen Holloway as Hugh
Stan Walker as Ron
Mike Minogue as Joe
Hamish Parkinson as Gavin
Taika Waititi as Minister
Lloyd Scott as Tourist
Selena Wolfe as Organ Player
Mabelle Dennison as Church Lady
Sonia Spyve as Court Lawyer
Timothy Herbert as Court Lawyer
Stu Giles as Sick Man
Selina Woulfe as Organ Player
Tuss as Tupac
Finn as Zag