The Rainbow Warrior (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  24 May 1993 (Germany)
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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 »


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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

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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 »

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This has just been released on DVD in Australia in a quite reasonable transfer but without any extras and unfortunately an incomplete cast list. Filmed mostly in Auckland it has a good air of realism and the French in particular are portrayed with a scurrilous and arrogant demeanor as befits the event. Sam Neill is excellent as the Police Chief but Jon Voight is weak in an otherwise more than adequate cast. The coastal and sea photography is good and there only minimal fill shots. As terrorism becomes an increasing issue, this dramatization of a real event shows what lengths states will go to when they feel their legitimate interests are threatened. I enjoyed it as did several of my fiends who viewed it. Recommended.

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