Once Were Warriors [DVD] [1994]

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  • Release Date: 09/06/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Once Were Warriors
    This powerful drama was a major hit in its native New Zealand, outgrossing Jurassic Park in Kiwi cinemas. Jake and Beth Heke (Temurea Morrison and Rena Owen) are a couple of Maori descent who are living in a slum in Aukland. While it's obvious that they still love each other, Jake's alcoholism has driven a wedge into their relationship and has left their children emotionally scarred. Jake is charming while sober, but when drunk, he's a violent psychopath given to blink-of-an-eye mood changes and terrible cruelty against his loved ones. Liquor has also made it difficult for Jake to hold onto a job, leaving him dependent on the dole to feed his family. Nig (Julian Arahanga), Jake's oldest son, has turned his back on his father and joined a gang of Maori youths whose initiation rituals include tattooing and torture. Jake's 13-year-old daughter Grace (Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell) prefers to spend her time with her drug-addicted boyfriend -- rather than stay home and fight off the advances of her father's friends. And Boogie (Taungaroa Emile) ends up in juvenile hall when Jake's drinking prevents him from going to court to speak on Boogie's behalf. Once Were Warriors was based on an acclaimed novel by Alan Duff. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Rena Owen
      Rena Owen - Beth Heke
    • Temuera Morrison
      Temuera Morrison - Jake Heke
    • Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell
      Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell - Grace Heke
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      Taungaroa Emile - Boogie Heke
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      Rachael Morris - Polly Heke



    Customer rating

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    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic

      Posted
      Sam305
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      A movie that takes a look at Maori culture with a unabridged eye like never before. A family struggles with day to day life and its own internal conflict with Jake a father who parties too hard and lives too fast, while his wife Beth tries her hardest to keep her family intact. A must see film for any true movie fan this movie gets my highest recommendation.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie

      Posted
      tonton
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      I love this movie and now have it on blue ray. Only place I was able to find it was Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerful movie.

      Posted
      DLaw5
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      I've been looking for this movie and was happy to find it and get. Very powerful movie. It's a must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome movie..

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      tonton
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      The movie is so good, I wished we could get the second movie in region 1.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      AWEZOME MOVIE

      Posted
      Cobian209
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      IT IS AN AWEZOME MOVIE I RECOMMEND FOR ALL TOO BUY N SEE.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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