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The Wicker Man (1973)

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A righteous police officer investigates the disappearance of a young girl. While searching for the missing girl he comes into contact with the unusual residents of a secluded Scottish isle.

Cast

  • Edward Woodward
  • Christopher Lee
  • Diane Cilento
  • Britt Ekland
  • Ingrid Pitt
  • Lindsay Kemp
  • Russell Waters
  • Aubrey Morris
  • Irene Sunters
  • Walter Carr

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Trivia

  • Although this movie is set in Scottish territory and all of the characters are meant to be of Scottish nationality, all five of of the leading cast are not Scottish: Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward are English, Diane Cilento is Australian, Ingrid Pitt is Polish, and Britt Ekland is Swedish.
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Goofs

  • Most of the "naked" girls dancing in the stone circle and jumping over the fire are wearing flesh-colored body stockings (the film was shot in autumn and not in spring as it was set, and thus was very cold).
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Quotes

    • Lord Summerisle: Do sit down, Sergeant. Shocks are so much better absorbed with the knees bent.
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Metacritic

88

A film that defies categorization, The Wicker Man can be considered to be a horror film, a psychological thriller, a musical, or a melodrama. In reality, since it includes elements of each of those types, it literally has something for just about everyone.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
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