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Once Were Warriors

The movie Once Were Warriors was based on the book Once Were Warriors.

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Movie details for Once Were Warriors

The movie was released in 1994 and directed by Lee Tamahori. Once Were Warriors was produced by New Line Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis, Pete Smith (III), George Henare, Mere Boynton, Shannon Williams, Calvin Tuteao, Ray Bishop, Ian Mune, Te Whatanui Skipwith, Rangi Motu, Robert Pollock, Jessica Wilcox and Stephen Hall (II).

 

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New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori (The Edge) directed this brutal but powerful story drawn from the culture of poverty and alienation enveloping contemporary Maori life. Rena Owen plays the beleaguered mother of two boys--one of whom is already in prison... Read More
New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori (The Edge) directed this brutal but powerful story drawn from the culture of poverty and alienation enveloping contemporary Maori life. Rena Owen plays the beleaguered mother of two boys--one of whom is already in prison while the other contemplates membership in a gang--and a daughter whose potential is being smothered at home. Temuera Morrison gives an outstanding and sometimes shocking performance as the violent head of the household, more adept at keeping up his social stature within his community of friends than holding down a job. The film pulls no punches, literally and figuratively, but despite the rough going, Tamahori gives us a rare and important insight into a disenfranchised people digging down deep to find their pride. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors was written by Alan Duff. The book was published in 1990 by VINTAGE (RAND). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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