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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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A family comedy that appeals to the child in everyone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for a few words | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elijah Wood and Bruce Willis later both appeared in the much better received Sin City (2005). Though they share many scenes in this film, they share virtually none in the latter film. See more »

Goofs

When the lawyer, Arthur Bell, meets North for the first time on the street, he hands North his card and promptly takes it back. In the next shot, North is still holding the card. At that point, Mr. Bell reaches to shake North's hand (which is still holding the card) and in the next shot the card disappears again. See more »

Quotes

North: Where is Buck?
Pa Tex: [solemn] He died in a stampede.
North: Oh, I'm so sorry.
Pa Tex: Needless to say, it was a mighty big loss.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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Where else can you see Elijah Wood playing Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof," singing "If I Were a Rich Man"?
11 May 2002 | by Amanda38See all my reviews

Not a fantastic movie, but worth seeing once or twice. Elijah Wood is very likeable as North, and there are some witty lines. The plot leaves much to be desired, however, especially the Winchell subplot. See it for Elijah, but don't expect anything else from it.


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