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Kingi's Story

Television (Full Length) – 1981

Kingi (Mitchell Manuel) is a sultry teenager who encounters domestic violence and racism and veers down a path of petty crime. School ground punch-ups, stealing milk money and shoplifting see him placed under care of a social worker — and eventually Kingi runs out of chances. From writer-director Mike Walker, Kingi's Story tackles Māori youth and the path to delinquency and is based on the lives of a group of boys (including Manuel) who became wards of the state. It is the first part of a loose trilogy that includes Kingpin (1985) and Mark II (1986).

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Walker

Producer, Writer, Director

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Paul Sutorius


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Mitchell Manuel

As: Kingi

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Te Whatanui Skipworth

As: Kingi's Father

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Gina-Marie Allan

As: Sharon

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Seiuli Moira Walker

As: Kingi's Mother

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Produced by

Morrow Productions