• Once Were Warriors (1995)

Once Were Warriors

Release Date: January 23rd, 1995

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2002

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

An unemployed Maori living in the Auckland slums, Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) has a terrible temper that he takes out on family and strangers alike. His wife, Beth (Rena Owen), takes regular beatings after he's been at the pub, and his kids do what they can to sidestep trouble. Nig (Julian Arahanga), the eldest, is joining a street gang; Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) has been placed in a foster home; and Grace increasingly retreats to the pages of her journal.

Cast: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis

Director: Lee Tamahori

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fine Line Features, Finestkind

Keywords: Wife, 1990s, Escape, Underdog, Bar

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