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The Wicker Man (31-Aug-2006)

Director: Neil LaBute

Writers: Neil LaBute; Anthony Shaffer

Keywords: Mystery, Horror, Missing Person, Unintentional Comedy

Remake of the 1973 film of the same name follows a troubled policeman's investigation into his daughter's disappearance in a religious commune.

Remake of The Wicker Man (1973). Edward Malus, Seattle policeman reeling from a road accident witnessed in the line of duty, receives word from ex-fiancee Willow that daughter Rowan has gone missing in a neo-pagan island commune off the coast of Washington. Taking matters into his own hands, Edward charters a plane out to the secretive community, arriving to find a populace ruled by elder Sister Summersisle and dependent on honey production; every question regarding Rowan's possible death and Willow's disappearance prior to their wedding day is met with a distressing answer. Fans of Nicolas Cage will wince at his continued descent into self-parody in the lead role, while everyone else will likely laugh at the film's tone-deaf narrative and question the need for a hammy remake of a well-received cult classic.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ellen Burstyn
7-Dec-1932   Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Nicolas Cage
7-Jan-1964   Leaving Las Vegas
Frances Conroy
13-Nov-1953   Ruth Fisher on Six Feet Under
Aaron Eckhart
12-Mar-1968   Chad In the Company of Men
James Franco
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
Molly Parker
14-Jun-1972   Widow Garret on Deadwood
Jason Ritter
17-Feb-1980   Kevin on Joan of Arcadia
Leelee Sobieski
10-Jun-1983   Eyes Wide Shut


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