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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…
Billy T James Show, The (TV Series)Billy T James Show, The (TV Series) (CUZ FM) (1989)
Feat. Billy T. James, Ilona Rogers, Mark Hadlow
Episodes from the hit sitcom "CUZ FM", centred around the unique persona of NZ's best loved entertainer. Billy plays a radio personality who…
Once Were WarriorsOnce Were Warriors (1994) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Julian Arahanga
As sensational as it is important, Lee Tamahori's adaptation managed to transform Alan Duff's relentlessly down–beat novel about domestic…
Barb WireBarb Wire (1996)
Dir. David Hogan
Feat. Pamela Anderson, Temuera Morrison
Pam Anderson bounces though an enjoyably trashy catalogue of apocalyptic–future cliches. Aside from the obvious attractions, it's worth seeing…
Island of Dr. MoreauIsland of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Dir. John Frankenheimer
Feat. Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Temuera Morrison
HG Wells' ever–timely tale of the perils of genetic science, featuring big–name Hollywood talent and a troubled production record, it…
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Dir. Jan De Bont
Feat. Jason Patric, Sandra Bullock, Temuera Morrison
SPEED–on–water is everything the first one isn't – derivative, soulless, slackly plotted, and unintentionally funny. Also, Keanu…
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999) Recommended
Dir. Ian Mune
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning
Alan Duff–scripted sequel to his novel ONCE WERE WARRIORS is as good a sequel as one could reasonably expect. Story continues some years on…
Crooked EarthCrooked Earth (2001)
Dir. Sam Pillsbury
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Lawrence Makoare, Nancy Brunning
Vivid action–melodrama uses the dispossession of East Coast Maori to prime its tale of tribal succession, with SAS soldier Temuera Morrison…
Mataku (TV Series)Mataku (TV Series) (2002-2005)
Dir. Michael Bennett, Peter Berger
Feat. Temuera Morrison
A well–mounted anthology of contemporary one–off dramas, adapted from the unique and mystical world of Maori supernatural legends. The…
Beautiful Country, TheBeautiful Country, The (2004)
Dir. Hans Petter Moland
Feat. Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Ling Bai
A troubling account of how a young Vietnamese man (Nguyen) – the offspring of a brief liason between a Vietnamese woman and an American G.I.…
River QueenRiver Queen (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. Vincent Ward
Feat. Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis
Both underrated and overblown, dir. Vincent Ward's (VIGIL) ambitious historical drama depicts the journey across heart, soul and land–scapes of…
TrackerTracker (2010)
Dir. Ian Sharp
Feat. Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves
Ray Winstone is lured to New Zealand in this turn–of–the–century chase movie, in which the hulking Brit plays a master South…
Green LanternGreen Lantern (2011)
Dir. Martin Campbell
Feat. Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard
Superhero spectacle, with Ryan Reynolds as a test pilot granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as…
Fresh MeatFresh Meat (2012)
Dir. Danny Mulheron
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nicola Kawana, Hanna Tevita
A cannibal comedy with a Maori twist, this spirited romp throws various genres into its gory blender when a gang of criminals accidentally invade the…
Mt. ZionMt. Zion (2013)
Dir. Tearepa Kahi
Feat. Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith
Singer Stan Walker plays a humble potato picker who dreams of performing the opening act to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ 1979 Auckland concert, in…
MahanaMahana (2016) Recommended
Dir. Lee Tamahori
Feat. Temuera Morrison, Nancy Brunning, Akuhata Keefe
Lee Tamahori and Temuera Morrison re–team for this evocative adaptation of Witi Ihimaera's saga of warring families in 1960's New…
MoanaMoana (2016) Recommended
Dir. John Musker, Ron Clements
Feat. Aulii Cravalho, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jemaine Clement
An epic CGI Disney adventure about a Polynesian girl who sets sail on a daring ocean voyage to find a home for her people. Features Kiwi voice…
Osiris Child, TheOsiris Child, The (Science Fiction Volume One) (2016)
Dir. Shane Abbass
Feat. Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Teagan Croft
Paying homage to sci–fi B–movies of the 80s and 90s with a straight face, this is an impressively ambitious low–budget sci–fi…
OccupationOccupation (2018)
Dir. Luke Sparke
Feat. Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison
After a small outback town is attacked by aliens, a group of civilians join together to form a resistance army and fight for the survival of the…
AquamanAquaman (2018)
Dir. James Wan
Feat. Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe
Bombastic superhero movie based on the DC comics character Aquaman, the half–human, half–Atlantean heir to the underwater city of…

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