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Once were warriors

Author: Rena OwenTemuera MorrisonMamaengaroa Kerr-BellAlan DuffFine Line Features.All authors
Publisher: [Canada?] : Distributed by Seville Pictures, [1999?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rena Owen; Temuera Morrison; Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell; Alan Duff; Fine Line Features.; New Zealand Film Commission.
OCLC Number: 49562645
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Alan Duff.
Originally copyright as motion picture in 1994.
Credits: Cinematographer, Stuart Dryburgh; editor, Michael Horton; music, Murray Grindley, Murray McNabb.
Cast: Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell.
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Fine Line Features ; a Communicado film in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Avalon Studios, [and] New Zealand on Air ; designer, Michael Kane ; Riwia Brown, screenplay ; producer, Robin Scholes ; Lee Tamahori, director.

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In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal's charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth's beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake's beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed.

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