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Wild Horses

Film (Excerpts) – 1984

Parental Guidance

Mitch (Keith Aberdein) moves to Tongariro National Park to help wrangle wild horses threatening ecology and traffic. He meets Sara, who shares an obsession for a fabled silver horse. They clash with rangers and deer recovery guns-for-hire (Bruno Lawrence is the black-clad villain) determined to eradicate the horses, and a showdown on the Desert Plateau ensues. In the notoriously fraught production a stable of Kiwi acting legends perform a melange of western and freedom-on-the-range genre turns (with the conservationists oddly set up as the bad guys).

I couldn’t make head or tail of what the story was. And I shot the bloody thing.
– Director Derek Morton in Onfilm magazine, December 1985

Key Cast & Crew

Keith Aberdein

As: Mitch

Derek Morton


John Barnett


Kevin O'Sullivan


Kathy Rawlings

As: Mary

Robin Gibbes

As: Sara

See all 34 credits

Produced by

Endeavour Films