Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kingpin (TV Mini-Series 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drug cartel leader and his family try to keep what is "rightfully" their's.

Stars: Yancey Arias, Brian Benben, Bobby Cannavale
Kingpin (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A star bowler whose career was prematurely "cut off" hopes to ride a new prodigy to success and riches.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Bill Murray
Drama | Romance | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard
Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz
Ghost World (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson
Brick (2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon
Sunshine (2007)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.

Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans
Kingpin (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jun Aristorenas
Stars: Jun Aristorenas, Virginia Aristorenas, Sofia Moran
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Junior Amiga ...
Willie Hoto
Nicholas Rogers ...
Karl Stevens
Judy McIntosh ...
Alison Eastwood (as Judith McIntosh)
Jim Moriarty ...
Mike Herewini
Terence Cooper ...
Dave Adams
Peter McCauley ...
Paul Jeffries
Wi Kuki Kaa ...
Mr Nathan
...
Len Crawford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Campbell ...
Secure Man
Gilbert Goldie ...
Teacher
Mitchell Manuel ...
Riki Nathan
Peter Morgan ...
Bop Boy 3
Peter Rowell ...
Farm Manager
Buddy Ruruku
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1985 (Soviet Union)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed on location in a real prison farm, near Levin, New Zealand. Much of the cast were actually real inmates at the time. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
tough, punchy story of life in a new zealand borstal
1 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

Part two in an unofficial trilogy, preceded by Kingi's Story (1982 - TVM) and followed by Mark II (1987 - TVM). This bunch of films are all characterised by attempts to portray real-life troubles of young, urbanised Maori. Kingpin chronicles various power struggles, among the teenage inmates of a boys borstal/reform school, as well as the various personal difficulties and their attempts to try and reform. This film is pretty obscure, but worth checking out if you can find it on video; the narrative is strong, and the climax tough and exciting. Plenty of great breakdancing scenes, too.


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

Message Boards

Discuss Kingpin (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?