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Mitchell Manuel

Actor, Writer

Kingi (Mitchell Manuel) finds himself in trouble with the police in Kingi's Story, the Television New Zealand/Morrow Productions film based on the writings and real-life experiences of a group of boys who become wards of the State.

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Mitch Manuel (right) and Kevin Tako (left) in Mark II, 1986.

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Kingi (Mitchell Manuel) and his father (Te Whatanui Skipworth) in a scene from Kingi's Story, a film based on the real-life experiences of a group of boys who became wards of the state.

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Kingpin actor Mitchell Manuel and producer-writer Mike Walker, 1986.

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Original 1986 Evening Post caption: "TVNZ's first ever telefeature is coming! Mark II is about three young Polynesian men - Matthew (Junior Amiga, standing), Kingi (Mitchell Manuel, sitting left), and Eddie (Nicholas Rogers) who buy a shiny Zephyr and travel the length of the North Island. But living out their fantasy can have nightmarish aspects."

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