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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anzac Wallace ...
Te Wheke
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Williamson
Tim Elliott ...
Col. Elliot
Kelly Johnson ...
Lt. Scott
Wi Kuki Kaa ...
Wiremu
Tania Bristowe ...
Kura
Ilona Rodgers ...
Emily Williamson
Merata Mita ...
Matu
Faenza Reuben ...
Hersare
Tom Poata ...
Puni
Martyn Sanderson ...
Vicar
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Belcher
Dick Puanaki ...
Eru
Sean Duffy ...
Cpl. Jones
Ian Watkin ...
Doorman
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In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal leads him to seek utu (revenge). The settler Williamson in turn seeks revenge after Te Wheke attacks his homestead. Meanwhile Wiremu, an officer for the British, seems to think that resistance is futile. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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27 June 1984 (France)  »

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The gag in which the old Maori rebel sticks his face in flour and pretends to be a pakeha is very likely based on a stand up bit by Godfrey Cambridge from the 1960s in which his young son uses his mother's makeup to appear white. The punchline in both cases is almost identical. See more »

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One of the characters observes "Something wicked this way comes", quoting the title of the Ray Bradbury novel written 100 years later. See more »

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Classic Historical Flick
7 August 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Director and writer Geoff Murphy who also created another classic flick, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 has created another gem in Utu.

Starring Bruno Lawerence who was also in the classic television series, Frontline 1994-1997.

Also starring Anzac Wallace who was also in another classic historical flick, Rapa Nui 1994.

Also starring Tim Elliot who was also in an episode of the classic television series, Spyforce 1971-1973.

I enjoyed the violence and the settings.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic historical flicks, 300 2006, Apocalypto 2006, Ben-Hur 1959, Bodyguards and Assassins 2009, Braveheart 1995, Centurion 2010, Dersu Uzala 1975, Gladiator 2000, Ironclad 2011, Joan of Arc 1999, King Arthur 2004, The Last Emperor 1987, The Last of the Mohicans 1992, Lucky Country 2009, The Tradegy of Macbeth 1971, Mad Dog Morgan 1976, Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan 2007, The Musketeer 2001, Ned Kelly 1970, Pathfinder 1987, Pathfinder 2007, The Proposition 2005, Quest for Fire 1981, The Seekers 1954, Solomon Kane 2009, Spartacus 1960, Tristan + Isolde 2006, The Vikings 1958, The Dead Lands 2014, The 13th Warrior 1999 and The White Dawn 1974.


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