Once Were Warriors

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  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1994
  • Running time: 102 min
Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence,... read more
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Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel. The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence, mostly brought on by the patriarch Jake. The film was directed by Lee Tamahori and stars Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison and Cliff Curtis.

Original Release

09/14/1994

US Release

02/24/1995

Cast

Directors

Lee Tamahori

Writers

Riwia Brown, Alan Duff

Cast

Rena Owen Beth Heke
Temuera Morrison Jake Heke
Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell Grace Heke
Julian Arahanga Nig Heke
Taungaroa Emile Boogie Heke / Mark 'Boogie' Heke
Rachael Morris Jr. Polly Heke
Joseph Kairau Huata Heke
Cliff Curtis Bully
Pete Smith Dooley
George Henare Bennett
Mere Boynton Mavis
Shannon Williams Toot
Calvin Tuteao Taka (Gang Leader) / Taka
Ray Bishop King Hitter (in pub) / King Hitter
Ian Mune Judge
Robert Pollock Policeman
Te Whatanui Skipwith Te Tupaea
Rangi Motu Matawai
Jessica Wilcox Policewoman
Wiki Oman Youth Advocate

Producers

Editors

Michael Horton

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