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Ihaka: Blunt Instrument (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 9 October 2001
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
Linal Haft ...
Lynch
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Michelle
Steve Jacobs ...
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
Jaime Passier-Armstrong ...
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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No stars?
5 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ok, I was up way too late last night. I turn on cable and look at the tv guide channel. This movie shows up with 0 stars. The didn't even give it a half star, though I'm not sure if they do that anyway. I've noticed that whoever does there rating system seems to really suck anyway as only extremely high budget movies ever get any stars. I went ahead and watched it and couldn't have been happier. This was a great movie for a low budget project. I gave it a 10, some movies are just too damned underrated.


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