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North (1994)

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Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

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Rob Reiner

Writers:

Alan Zweibel (novel), Alan Zweibel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... North
Jason Alexander ... North's Dad
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... North's Mom
Marc Shaiman ... Piano Player
Jussie Smollett ... Adam
Taylor Fry ... Zoe
Alana Austin ... Sarah
Peg Shirley ... Teacher
Chuck Cooper ... Umpire
Alan Zweibel ... Coach
Donavon Dietz Donavon Dietz ... Assistant Coach
Teddy Bergman Teddy Bergman ... Teammate
Michael Cipriani Michael Cipriani ... Teammate
Joran Corneal Joran Corneal ... Teammate
Joshua Kaplan Joshua Kaplan ... Teammate
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Storyline

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within two months. Thus north starts off on an hilarious journey around the world to find the parents that really care about him. Written by Peter Huiskes <huiskes@westbrabant.net>

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Ever wonder what your life would be like with different parents? A boy named North did. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few words | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Норт See more »

Filming Locations:

West Caldwell, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,036,050, 24 July 1994

Gross USA:

$7,182,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,182,747
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the lone film appearance of Brynn Hartman, wife and murderer of Phil Hartman. See more »

Goofs

When North is being chased through a New York airport, he passes a neon eagle on the wall. This eagle is in the Los Angeles airport. See more »

Quotes

Governor Ho: There is only one barren spot on our whole island. Unfortunately, it's Mrs. Ho.
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Connections

References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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WINTER WONDERLAND
by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith (as Dick Smith)
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Really cute movie!!
7 March 2003 | by farfalla_dolceSee all my reviews

Why does everyone slam this movie?????I liked it!! What were the critics expecting? Oscar worthy stuff?? I mean, obviously it's not. But that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. That's one reason why I hate critics. They're mean. I only watched this movie because of Elijah Wood (I love him!!), and I wasn't expecting it to be that good, but I was surprised!! In a good way. So if you want to see this movie, don't listen to the critics!!! Use your own judgement, people. That's all.

Luv, Farfalla Dolce

By the way, about the swearing and stuff in the movie, is it reall that bad? I mean, as if kids who watch the movie don't use them already. Seriously people, just think about it!! It was a cute movie, let's leave it at that.


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