Ratings

TMDB Rating 7.6
IMDB Rating 7.9
RottenTomatoes Rating 93%

Financials

Revenue: $1,608,570

Budget: $0

Profit: + $1,608,570


Movie Details

Tag Line: A family in crisis, a life in chaos... Nothing is more powerful than a mother's love.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 8

Release Date: Sep 2, 1994

Rating: R

Run Time: 1h 39m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: New Zealand

Production Companies: Avalon Studios , New Zealand Film Commission , NZ on Air


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Synopsis

A drama about a Maori family living in Auckland, New Zealand. Lee Tamahori tells the story of Beth Heke’s strong will to keep her family together during times of unemployment and abuse from her violent and alcoholic husband.


Main Cast

Rena Owen

Rena Owen

Beth Heke

Age : 57 | Popularity : 4%

Temuera Morrison

Temuera Morrison

Jake Heke

Age : 59 | Popularity : 19%

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell

Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell

Grace Heke

Age : N/A | Popularity : 7%

Julian Arahanga

Julian Arahanga

Nig Heke

Age : N/A | Popularity : 7%

Taungaroa Emile

Taungaroa Emile

Mark 'Boogie' Heke

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Rachael Morris Jr.

Rachael Morris Jr.

Polly Heke

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Joseph Kairau

Joseph Kairau

Huata Heke

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis

Bully

Age : 51 | Popularity : 30%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
Lee Tamahori
Lee Tamahori
Writing Screenplay
Riwia Brown
Riwia Brown
Author
Alan Duff
Alan Duff
Production Producer
Robin Scholes
Robin Scholes
Casting
Don Selwyn
Don Selwyn
Sound Original Music Composer
Murray Grindlay
Murray Grindlay
Murray McNabb
Murray McNabb
Sound Designer
Ray Beentjes
Ray Beentjes
Camera Director of Photography
Stuart Dryburgh
Stuart Dryburgh
Editing Editor
Michael Horton
Michael Horton
Art Set Designer
Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Artist
Debra East
Debra East
Deirdre Haworth
Deirdre Haworth
Department Role Name

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