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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »

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This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig (Julian Arahanga), is killed in a gang fight, his brother, Sonny (Clint Eruera), becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate. Written by Anonymous

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Jake's search for redemption.

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27 May 1999 (New Zealand)  »

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The film's failure to live up to the high standards of Once Were Warriors is partly attributed to the fact that PolyGram Filmed Entertainment was involved. This meant that the raw emotion of the main characters and the powerful Maori cultural themes were replaced with a more generic theme of gangland warfare. See more »

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Jake Heke: You hang out with shit, you get treated like shit!
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Follows Once Were Warriors (1994) See more »

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A tidy follow up
31 January 2004 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I was impressed when I first saw this film. Once Were Warriors gave us here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) a new perspective into some of our peoples lifestyles. However it was a bitter pill, the violence overwhelming at times.

In this the second film, the main character Jake 'the muscles' Heke confronts his own demons and fights to reclaim his whanau (family). This film was a welcome addition for me, while it tied up all the lose ends a little too tidily I was grateful to see Jake's transition.

This contained very little of the originals dynamic appeal and will certainly not hold the appeal of the first to the people who actually enjoyed the violence in Once Were Warriors. For those of us who cared about the characters and hoped for their salvation this film is a must see.


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