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Geoff Murphy

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Goodbye Pork PieGoodbye Pork Pie (1981) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Tony Barry, Kelly Johnson, Claire Oberman
This little beauty was the first Kiwi film to make international inroads. An amoral tale about a gang of misfits who travel the length of the country…
UtuUtu (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott
After the great success of GOODBYE PORK PIE, dir. Geoff Murphy and his team get their fingernails dirty with this indigenous 'Western' that addresses…
Utu - ReduxUtu - Redux (1983-2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Wi Kuki Kaa
With lavish technical enhancement and narrative streamlining, this 'Redux' version of the 1983 epic restores its rightful place in the canon of great…
Quiet Earth, TheQuiet Earth, The (1985)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge
New Zealand's best attempt yet at the sci–fi genre. Bruno Lawrence wakes one morning to find himself apparently the only person left on earth.…
Never Say DieNever Say Die (1988)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Temuera Morrison
Geoff Murphy re–applies his GOODBYE PORK PIE formula for this good–natured action yarn which posits Temuera Morrison as an unwitting…
Red King, White KnightRed King, White Knight (1989)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Tom Skerritt, Max von Sydow, Helen Mirren
Tough HBO telemovie places Mikhail Gorbachev at the centre of an assasination plot; Skerritt and von Sydow, CIA and KGB agents respectively, must put…
Young Guns 2Young Guns 2 (1990)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland
The long–neglected Western finds popularity with a new generation with an all–star youthful cast.
FreejackFreejack (1992)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Anthony Hopkins
Champion race driver Emilio Estevez is rescued from death and beamed into 2009 where he soon sets about kicking the totalitarian asses of both Mick…
Blind SideBlind Side (1993)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, Ron Silver
Geoff Murphy directs this efficient thriller in which Rutger Hauer reprises his psycho–turn from THE HITCHER. Creepy events mount after…
Last Outlaw, TheLast Outlaw, The (1994)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Mickey Rourke, Dermot Mulroney, Ted Levine
Kiwi director's bloody Western with Rourke as a psychopathic confederate hunting down the remnants of his white trash gang.
Under Siege 2Under Siege 2 (1995)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Katherine Heigl
Ex–Aro Valleyite Geoff Murphy polishes this potential turd and produces an invigorating romp on a fast–moving train.¬†Granted, Seagal…
Fortress 2: Re-entryFortress 2: Re-entry (1999)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Christopher Lambert, Pam Grier
Geoff Murphy helms this trashy, belated sequel to low–brow prison sci–fi pic, FORTRESS, with Christopher Lambert returning as one of the…
Blerta - The Return Trip...Blerta - The Return Trip... (Blerta Revisited) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Bruno Lawrence, John Clarke, Martyn Sanderson
Less a nostalgia 'trip' than a brilliant compendium of manic moments from New Zealand's 1970's travelling roadshow of anarchic performance –…
SpookedSpooked (2004)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Feat. Cliff Curtis, John Leigh, Christopher Hobbs
An ambitious though uneven thriller based on the true–life NZ case of a computer expert who ended up with disc–fulls of incriminating…
Tales of Mystery and ImaginationTales of Mystery and Imagination (2009)
Dir. Geoff Murphy
Saxophonist Lucien Johnson and the works of Edgar Allan Poe meet for this avant–garde, Blerta–esque performance. Fusing a…

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