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Bad Blood (1981)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  1982 (New Zealand)
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

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Stan Graham
Carol Burns ...
Dorothy Graham
Denis Lill ...
Ted Best
Donna Akersten ...
Doreen Bond
Martyn Sanderson ...
Les North
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Trev Bond
Cliff Wood ...
Henry Growcott
David Copeland ...
George Lindsay
Ken Blackburn ...
Tommo Robson
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Bert Cropp
John Banas ...
Macko Hager
John Black ...
Greg Hutchison
Karl Bradley ...
Maxi Coulson
Greg Naughton ...
Anker Madsen
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Ralph Frederic (as Alan Jervis)
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

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They could try to take his guns ... from his cold dead hands! See more »

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disturbing study of small town alienation
23 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

Bad Blood is the true story of West Coast (New Zealand) Eric Stanley Graham who, during the 1940's shot dead several people in the small village of Kowhitirangi, and sparked NZ's biggest manhunt in history. The film is both atmospheric and disturbing, and is well focussed on Graham and his family, and their gradual alienation from the small community. The bush setting only amplifies this claustrophobia. Both well acted and scripted, Bad Blood is worth more than a look.


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