Movies North (1994, Elijah Wood, Jason Alexander) Published 3 months ago on November 19, 2018 Rob Reiner, whose credits include Misery, Spinal Tap and Stand By Me, directs this unique comedy starring ELIJAH WOOD star as North, an eleven-year-old who, feeling his parents don’t appreciate him enough, sets a legal precedent by divorcing them. However, judge ALAN ARKIN sets a caveat on his historic ruling – North has three months to find new parents or he must return to his old family or, even worse, go into an orphanage. So begins North’s global quest for the ideal parents, from Texas, where he meets oil billionaire DAN AYKROYD via Alaska, Africa, France and New York, always shadowed by a mysterious figure in many disguises who may be his guardian angel or his nemisis (played by BRUCE WILLIS who is also the narrator). But when his parents convince him they really do love him and really do want him back, North’s decision to return home puts his life in danger – because his friend Winchell (MATTHEW McCURLEY) and lawyer Arthur Belt (JON LOVITZ) are set to make a killing from taking on the cases of thousands of other kids who want to leave their parents and North’s returning home will be bad for business. And there’s only one way to stop him getting home. Reiner’s film opened to mixed reviews – there was praise for the way North’s quest subtly shows the little truths that lead him back home and Reiner’s directorial flair carries some of the more bizarre plot turns that a lesser director would havve fluffed but North is best viewed as a curiousity in a brilliant director’s career rather than one of his benchmark films and, let’s be honest, even the greats like Spielberg, Huston, Hitchcock and Welles, to name just four, have made films that were flawed. production details USA | 87 minutes | 1994 Director: Rob Reiner Script: Alan Zweibel Andrew Scheinman cast Elijah Wood as North Jason Alexander as North’s Dad Julia Louis-Dreyfus as North’s Mom Jon Lovitz as Arthur Belt Bruce Willis as Narrator Alan Arkin as Judge Buckle Dan Aykroyd as Pa Tex Reba McEntire as Ma Tex Graham Greene as Alaskan Dad Kathy Bates as Alaskan Mom Alan Rachins as Defense Attorney Abe Vigoda as Alaskan Grandpa Alexander Godunov as Amish Dad Kelly McGillis as Amish Mom Faith Ford as Donna Nelson John Ritter as Ward Nelson Scarlett Johansson as Laura Nelson Keone Young as Governor Ho Lauren Tom as Mrs. Ho Richard Belzer as Barker Rosalind Chao as Chinese Mom George Cheung as Chinese Barber Ayo Adejugbe as African Dad Darwyn Carson as African Mom Jesse Zeigler as Bud Nelson Matthew McCurley as Winchell Tyler Gurciullo as Stewart Robert Costanzo as Al Ben Stein as Curator Maud Winchester as Stewart’s Mom Fritz Sperberg as Stewart’s Dad Jussie Smollett as Adam Glenn Walker Harris Jr. as Jeffrey Smith Ryan O’Neill as Andy Wilson Tony T. Johnson as Steve Johnson Audrey Klebahn as Secretary Philip Levy as Panhandler Dan Grimaldi as Hot-Dog Vendor Marvin Braverman as Waiter Wendle Josepher as Ticket Agent Carmela Rappazzo as Receptionist Jordan Jacobson as Vice President James F. Dean as Dad Smith Nancy Nichols as Mom Jones Kim Delgado as Dad Johnson Mitchell Group as Dad Wilson Chuck Cooper as Umpire Peg Shirley as Teacher Alana Austin as Sarah Taylor Fry as Zoe Alan Zweibel as Coach Donavon Dietz as Assistant Coach Lucy Lin as Female Newscaster Marla Frees as D.C. Reporter Robert Rigamonti as D.C. 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