Down 22,940 this week

The Rainbow Warrior (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  24 May 1993 (Germany)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 227 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

This film tells the true story of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior (commanded by Jon Voight), in Auckland Harbor in 1984, and the subsequent investigation by the New ... See full summary »


0Check in

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns a classy 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

Related News

"Hobbit" Dwarves Officially Cast
| Dark Horizons

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 27 Oct 2011
a list of 67 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
a list of 3158 titles
created 23 Feb 2013
list image
a list of 115 titles
created 21 Aug 2013
a list of 16 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Rainbow Warrior (TV Movie 1993)

The Rainbow Warrior (TV Movie 1993) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Rainbow Warrior.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Last of His Tribe (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A tribesman gets burnt out.

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jon Voight, Graham Greene, David Ogden Stiers
Victory (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Peploe
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob
Drama | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While investigating a high-profile murder case, a savvy but unorthodox veteran police inspector has to cope with a bad conscience, bad health, an overzealous partner, a timid superior and ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Schell
Stars: Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Family drama set in New Zealand about Geoff Crome, a young boy (Fulford) who immerses himself in his own private fantasy world where he meets Firpo (Papps), a strange being who dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Mune
Stars: Stephen Fulford, Stephen Papps, Paul Gittins
The Darkroom (2006)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.

Director: Michael Hurst
Stars: Shawn Pyfrom, Reed Diamond, Greg Grunberg
Convict Cowboy (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rodeo-cum-prison movie about an ageing rodeo star bonding with a young rookie while they both serve time

Director: Rod Holcomb
Stars: Jon Voight, Kyle Chandler, Marcia Gay Harden
Hostage (1992)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

UK black ops agent is sent to Argentina to find a kidnapped special ops analyst and take out the terrorists who took him. When a pretty girl who may somehow be involved catches his eye things get very complicated fast.

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Sam Neill, Talisa Soto, James Fox
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

J. P. Tannen takes his three children for a vacation cruise. They usually live with their mother and step-father, but now J. P. feels capable of taking them. Emotional tragedy strikes, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lieberman
Stars: Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, Marie-Christine Barrault
Eternity II (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

TV producer James has an extremely vivid dream, in which he is a prince struggling to keep the kingdom at peace against the wishes of his warfaring brother, while at the same time competing... See full summary »

Director: Steven Paul
Stars: Jon Voight, Armand Assante, Wilford Brimley
Typhon's People (TV Movie 1993)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Yvonne Mackay
Stars: Greg Wise, Sophie Lee, Alfred Molina
The Fixer (TV Movie 1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Jack Killoran is a lawyer who can 'fix' any situation for his wealthy clients, usually by bribing or blackmailing corrupt officials. Killoran runs afoul of some of his clients when he has a... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Jon Voight, Brenda Bakke, J.J. Johnston
Conrack (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair


Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruno Lawrence
Andrea Joyce
Stacey Pickren
Michael Mizrahi
Tony Barry
Maury Whitham
Greg Johnson ...
Bert White
Stephen O'Rourke ...
Steve Sawyer
Jane Redmond
Dale Stevens ...
Alison Bruce ...
Leslie Holbrook


This film tells the true story of the sinking of the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior (commanded by Jon Voight), in Auckland Harbor in 1984, and the subsequent investigation by the New Zealand Police (led by Sam Neill) which revealed French government responsibility. The ship was on its way to protest French nuclear testing in the Pacific. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis








Release Date:

24 May 1993 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


The late Bruno Lawrence, who plays a detective working under Sam Neill's Alan Galbraith character, played Galbraith himself in an earlier made-for-TV dramatization of the same events in the late 1980s. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

7 June 1999 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This was a film that, because it is based on fact, is thought-provoking and a bit unnerving. While not fantastic, this film still enters a realm of human behavior and politics that makes it interesting. I found Jon Voight's character a bit annoying (perhaps I am being a bit harsh... I've never been a huge fan of his), but one who stood for what he believed. Sam Neill does indeed put in a good performance (no surprise there), and I found myself rooting for his character. On the whole, the movie was good, and made me rethink everything I ever thought about government, civil defense, and politics. It is a film that will open your eyes, and you may not like what you see. Thank God there are people out there who really do seek the truth, and demand justice!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why.... jono82
The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior.... liz-langley
Discuss The Rainbow Warrior (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: