The Legend of Johnny Lingo Poster

Release Date: August 29th, 2003

DVD Release Date: May 11th, 2004

G|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
One day, a canoe carrying an infant boy washes up on the shores of a remote island. Hailed as a good omen, the boy, Tama (Joe Falou), is adopted by Malio (Rawiri Paratene), the island chief. Malio grooms Tama to be his successor, but a string of bad luck causes Malio to rethink his decision. Tama is passed from family to family until he winds up with Mahana (Kayte Ferguson) and her drunken father. When Tama eventually decides to leave the island, he vows to come back for Mahana, whom he loves.

Cast: George Henare, Rawiri Paratene, Joe Falou, Alvin Fitisemanu, Kayte Ferguson, Hori Ahipene, Sima Urale, Tausani Simei-Barton

Director: Steven Ramirez

Genres: Adventure, Family

Production Co: Turtles Crossing

Keywords: Transformation, Family, Relationships, Engaging, Spirited, Friendship, Growing up, Father, 2000s