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Kingpin Film (Excerpts) – 1985 Drama


Film (Excerpts) – 1985 Drama

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Aaron 28 May 2019 - 11.15pm

Hi Jason,
NZ On Screen's terms of licensing changed for KINGPIN and it's only possible to show an excerpt.

Also, the film has been digitally remastered through the NZ Film Commission. You can purchase a copy or rent the remastered version of the film at NZ Film On Demand here:!/browse/film/840/kingpin

NZ On Screen - Rights Executive

24 Jul 2017 - 10.33am

Why was the full length movie removed and now just the excerpt in it's place?


Jason 23 Jul 2017 - 12.11am

this movie is a classic. it's a goddamn shame it's not out on dvd. i would love to own this, mark 2, kingi's story, dead lands, broken english, insatiable moon,whole of the moon and other movies.


steve 29 Dec 2016 - 08.12pm

i wrote a story about my time in a boys home,they werent kingpins then they were scrappers, or we were alljust mates against the welfare, lol, rockon,

fred ewart

fred ewart 30 Jun 2014 - 06.19pm

yeh bro, thats my brother wayne ewart on here, well he is older than me, buit we have been thru the same places, and yeh well i still havent leant much, he told me stoys about boyshomes, and i told him storys, seems we were the same in alot of ways, tho he was a good fighter and stood up for others, where as i didnt really give a fuck, if i got bashed, i went back with something and finished it, kingpin or no pussyboy, thanks for listening, sfh?

fred ewart

fred ewart 8 Jul 2013 - 01.34pm

fuar hekaa cool movie!!this movie beats some of the movies now i reckon, classics are unbeatable thats for sure :)
Thankss NZ on Screen for letting us peeps from Australia watch this!aha


Emma8 19 Mar 2013 - 01.00am

my name is wayne and i was in the centre from 1961-1963,i could write a book about life in that place where we did have kingpins and we learnt our story was we had this kingpin called herbie and two of us myself and a little guy called zebby thought that this guy was a bully so we got him in a room and beat the crap out of 1962 we had this a maori pakeha stand off where we all split into two groups maoris on one side and pakehas on the other,went on for weeks.i was one of the first in the forestry and we did have fun up there.i also escaped once.i got into trouble after that and went to borstol where i met over half of the levin boys again,like coming home to my brothers and that is how and where the mongrel mob began when we all met again outside.some kingpins were good people others were bullies cheers wayne

wayne ewart

wayne ewart 4 Feb 2013 - 11.36am

Another classic,
I found this on video in the early 90's.
Next stop mark 2

Tom Coogan

Tom Coogan 30 Jan 2013 - 10.54pm

Where are these actors now?..

Shan Moeke

Shan Moeke 16 Oct 2012 - 01.47pm

Is there anyway of gettint copies of these movies Mark II, Kingpin, Kingis Story and Broken English. Happy to pay!


Kui 10 Oct 2012 - 04.39am

Unfortunately, this film is not available on DVD :-(

24 Aug 2012 - 01.10pm

Where can you buy this movie from any websites or ideas please?


tui 15 Aug 2012 - 05.42pm

One of my all time kiwi classic films... F*cking brilliant!

Thrash Metaller

Thrash Metaller 21 May 2012 - 10.16pm

I to was a state-ward, Kohitere was home 1979 anyone still out there Mr Gary Weihepiana, Mrs Martin, Mrs Gall the meanest cooks, it was a memorable moment seeing this epic brilliant, anyone from this era out there Im Kiwi house all the way.

Porangi-Koro Morgan

Porangi-Koro Morgan 23 Apr 2012 - 01.53pm

This Movie Brings Back Memories. I Remember Seeing This Film Back In The Days From When I Was Going To School. Still A Good Film


KC 28 Mar 2012 - 03.33pm

wow ive just had the best old skol movie day started wif mark 2 then kingi nw kingpin alot has changed in film making but i dnt think clasic like these wud eva die out been serching 4 these movies 4 years so glad i found this site awesum dae goin dwn memory lane

Anita Coburn

Anita Coburn 21 Feb 2012 - 11.35pm

can someone put this movie on dvd please?

tiki potter

tiki potter 16 Sep 2011 - 04.57pm

Classic.. old bloomer sniffer


nuaboyaus 26 Aug 2011 - 04.46pm

Awesome! this movie was filmed in my hometown Levin, used to watch this over and over back in the days, we still quote some of the lines from this movie today! R.I.P Mike Walker

Incredible Hooks

Incredible Hooks 24 Aug 2011 - 10.26pm

mean maori mean


Damm_Native13 25 Apr 2011 - 04.09pm

I remember this movie always use to watch this movie when i was younger . havnt seen it since then how would i get this movie . for years been searching for this movie in Video stores and Shops never found it . ANd MarkII


Brendan 18 Apr 2011 - 11.26am

1985 far out thats a long time ago just saw it for the first time wonder if the actors are still alive-awesome movie awesome crew-much arohau-kaimanuia-gee akavi

george akavi

george akavi 1 Mar 2011 - 10.07am

hard use to watch this with my bro's and sisters before we use to go to school was and still the meanest i reckon taika waitit should remake these old schools with apperances from the trio's much love aotearoa.

Gary Poata

Gary Poata 3 Dec 2010 - 02.08am

good nz film have not seen it for years anyone no if you can buy it from


david 8 Nov 2010 - 12.35am

thank you for uploadin for us all I actual bought a copy of the vhs from the video store lol hardcore fan,,,this is what I consider the best NZ movie of all time...def shows a good depiction of nz at this time....somebody should seriously consider makin a modern version of this film maybe with more of now days lingo more pi and maorisms so future generations can have a snap shot of what now days young people are like and see how things are basically the same we still strugglin to keep up with this system

ramon tapene

ramon tapene 1 Oct 2010 - 11.30pm

thank you thank you thankyou.searching for years for this.Crack Up

William Randell

William Randell 4 Jul 2010 - 04.49pm

Fan-tastic. Haven't seen this in YEARS, but it hasn't lost its impact. I wish there were more. Thanks so much for posting this wonderful work.


AnnaS 1 Jul 2010 - 10.00am

best movie of forever!!

Willie Hoto

Willie Hoto 28 Jun 2010 - 09.36pm

Love it!!

Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule

Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule 28 Jun 2010 - 03.59pm

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