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Once Were Warriors Film (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras) – 1994 Adaptation Captioned Drama Māori

Once Were Warriors

Film (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras) – 1994 Adaptation Captioned Drama Māori

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Hi does any one know the song that plays from the jukebox from the bar fight scene.


Jason 8 Aug 2019 - 10.51am

In my eyes, Once Were Warriors is the best NZ film of all time, and one of my favorite movies in general. I connected to it on such a personal level. Great, great performances by everyone. especially Tem, Rena and Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell. Will always hold this movie close to me. Thank you to everyone involved with the making of such a legendary movie.


steve 30 Dec 2016 - 02.41pm

The first tragic untruth portrayed in the film is that people from "lower socio-economic backgrounds" are generally much kinder to each other than the book and script allowed. The second untruth is that Jake or the philanderer who kept being thrown out of pubs more likely abused Gracie than that other guy who looked like a closet gay. The third untruth is that boys in New Zealand are more likely to hang themselves than girls. Gracie's death was an uninspiring misdirected fabrication that says nothing for the strength of spirit that a real girl would have.

Real Poor Person

Real Poor Person 27 May 2012 - 03.04am

The sequel is "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". You can find out more about it here:

6 Jun 2010 - 08.12am

I heard that there was a sequel to once were warriors. I think the name of is (something) of the broken hearted. If this is correct what is the correct name of the sequel?

sebastian frawley

sebastian frawley 6 Jun 2010 - 05.50am

The movie was never banned in the USA or anywhere else. It had a wide US theatrical release with enthusiastic reviews. Particular praise was given to the performances of Rena Owen and Temuera Morrison.

Lindsay Shelton

Lindsay Shelton 22 Oct 2009 - 03.17pm

Hi, is it rumour or truth that this movie was banned in the USA shortly after release?


Warwick 20 Oct 2009 - 04.49pm

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