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Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  9 October 2001 (Argentina)
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Temuera Morrison plays Detective Sergeant Ihaka, a no-nonsense cop in the Auckland PD. After a very public incident involving a mugger, a wounded cop and a baseball bat, Ihaka is shipped ... See full summary »

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Tito Ihaka
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Kirsty Finn
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Lynch
Olivia Pigeot ...
Michelle
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Rourke
Carmen Duncan ...
Mrs. Renton
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Tara
Noel Hodda ...
Wickham
Bryan Marshall ...
McGrail
John Seru ...
Grant Mountain
Janine Burchett ...
Rosa
Barry Quin ...
Andrew
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Ihaka's Niece
Geoff Barker ...
Gym Instructor
Ron Wilson ...
Newsreader
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Temuera Morrison plays Detective Sergeant Ihaka, a no-nonsense cop in the Auckland PD. After a very public incident involving a mugger, a wounded cop and a baseball bat, Ihaka is shipped off to Sydney, Australia for a couple of weeks. He is sent to Sydney to attend an international symposium on policing techniques and finds himself partnered with Kirsty Finn, a by-the-book, "desk jockey" detective with the Australian Federal Police. One of the exercises of the symposium is to review procedures used in a past case, then report on their findings. Ihaka and Finn are given the unsolved case of the rape/murder of an up-and-coming model, from 3 years earlier. Supposedly the killer is a psycho and this was just a "thrill kill". However, during the course of their review they find evidence that was previously ignored and suddenly they aren't just reviewing the case, they are hot on the heels of the killer and up to their necks in blackmail, deceit and the upper echelon of society. Written by Evil Jimi

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Subpar cop show
5 January 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Ihaka: Blunt Instrument" is all about Ihaka (Morrison), a New Zealand no nonsense macho Maori cop with a penchant for taking matters into his own hands and solving problems with his fists. In this installment he his shipped off to Australia where he teams up with a beautiful desk jockey cop (Gibney) and together they go off to solve a murder. A banal, mediocre effort, this film suffers from stiff performances from the two leads, a sophomoric script, an unimaginative storyline, and more. What the minds behind the film wanted is obvious but what they deliver is a second rate waste of acting talent. Recommended for Aussies, Kiwi's, Maori's, and others with an interest in the regional TV fare. (C)

Note - Morrison's powerful performance in "Once Were Warriors" is evidence of potential which is wasted in "Ihaka".


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