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There's panic on the streets as 19-year-old tearaway Ska (Matthew Hunter) comes to terms with love and death in Auckland's 80s urban underworld. After an ultimately tragic attempt to 'rescue' his prostitute sister, Ska plots revenge at a rock gig ... with riotous results. Directed by Bruce Morrison when broken glass was still on the ground from the Queen Street riot, the film was inspired by a story from 16-year-old Richard Lymposs. In this teen spirit-infused excerpt, street-fighter Ska saves rich girl Stacy (Kim Willoughby), and meets her classy parents.

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 Bruce Morrison
 Larry Parr
 Bob Baer

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 Jade Venner

Jade Venner

Awwsome my dad was in this movie the late scruff / peter ralph.xx RIP dad.xxoo

 Ian Pryor

Ian Pryor

Hi Suzanne. If you press on 'Buy It' in blue on the far right, that takes you through to more info. It is just above 'Related Titles'.

 Suzanne Wiliams

Suzanne Wiliams

Where can I get a copy?

 Melissa Taukiri

Melissa Taukiri

I have been after a copy of this for years and actually joined nzonscreen a couple of years back due to searching for this film. Though I'm in the UK, hopefully I'm getting closer to finding a copy!



Actually - people are selling it on trademe! :-)

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[Auckland] seems to be wall-to-wall bars and clubs. It's fantasy city, a street-kid fantasy ... the essence is the funky, jostling beat, the fat and crunchy sound effects, the glittering burning crashing sparkling image. The essence is conflict. Love it or hate it, it will probably get your adrenalin pumping. 
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