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12 October 2006 (New Zealand) See more »
From the last place on earth comes a true story of courage and survival.
Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Well produced drama See more (21 total) »


  (in credits order)

Karl Urban ... Nick Harvey

Matthew Sunderland ... David Gray
Lois Lawn ... Helen Dickson
Simon Ferry ... Garry Holden

Tandi Wright ... Julie-Anne Bryson
Paul Glover ... Paul Knox

William Kircher ... Stu Guthrie
Georgia Fabish ... Chiquita Holden
Fayth Rasmussen ... Stacey Percy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Bartlett ... Jimmy Dickson
Tony Bishop ... Ross Percy
Baxter Cannell ... Dion Percy
Murray Davidson ... Bank Manager
Dave Dudfield ... AOS / ATS Officer
Nick Duval-Smith ... Brian Wilson
Natalie Ellis ... Dorothy Crimp
Jemima Fallows ... Babe
Fatu Ioane ... Aleki Tali
Brenda Kendall ... Garry Holden's Mother

Richard Knowles ... Rene Aarsen
Thomas Lee-Batley ... Leo Wilson
Finn Liddell ... Jordan Harvey
Stuart Mathieson ... Vic Crimp
Dra McKay ... Heather Dickson
Steven Moore ... Ron Braithwaite
Mark Neilson ... BBQ Mate

Ryan O'Kane ... Darren Buist
Patrick Paynter ... Tim Jamieson

Bruce Phillips ... Chris Cole
Vaughan Slinn ... Russell Anderson
Phoebe Smith ... Jenny Austin
Vanessa Stacey ... Vanessa Percy
Claire Waldron ... Fiona Harvey
Kerrie Waterworth ... Bank Teller
Jacinta Wawatai ... Rewa Bryson
Richard West ... Warren Wilson

Michael Whalley ... Darren Gibbs
Danaka Wheeler ... Jasmine Holden
Ashley Wilson ... Gunshop Owner

Directed by
Robert Sarkies 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill O'Brien  book "Aramoana: Twenty Two Hours of Terror"
Robert Sarkies 
Graeme Tetley  written by

Produced by
Steven O'Meagher .... producer
Timothy White .... producer (as Tim White)
Timothy White .... producer
Original Music by
Victoria Kelly 
Cinematography by
Greig Fraser 
Film Editing by
Annie Collins 
Casting by
Rachel Bullock 
Production Design by
Philip Ivey 
Art Direction by
David Kolff 
Ken Turner 
Costume Design by
Lesley Burkes-Harding 
Makeup Department
Michele Barber .... additional hair stylist
Michele Barber .... additional makeup artist
Samantha Lyttle .... special makeup effects technician
Linda Wall .... makeup designer
Production Management
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
Karl Stieglbauer .... unit manager
Helene Takacs .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Cross .... second assistant director
Bryon Darling .... third assistant director (as Byron Darling)
Paul Grinder .... first assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Burdan .... storyboard artist
Wade Hannett .... head scenic
Wade Hannett .... paint foreman
Chris Meder .... set dresser
Amy Newbury .... props
Paul Ny .... scenic painter
Amber Richards .... set dresser
Mike Roberts .... stand-by props
Michael Rodriguez .... art department runner
Rihari Taratoa-Bannister .... set dresser
Kim Turner .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Christian Biegai .... adr editor
Hayden Collow .... sound effects editor
Corrin Ellingford .... boom operator
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Junovich .... score engineer
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Polly McKinnon .... adr supervisor
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Peter Mills .... foley editor
Ken Saville .... sound recordist
Justin Webster .... adr recordist
Justin Webster .... assistant sound editor
Dave Whitehead .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Gunner Ashford .... armourer
Gunner Ashford .... special effects coordinator
Robert Young .... armourer assistant
Robert Young .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Mara Bryan .... visual effects supervisor
Lars Cawley .... digital artist
Abigail Gee .... digital artist
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Jacob Leaf .... digital artist
Carol Petrie .... visual effects coordinator:
George Port .... visual effects supervisor
Abigail Scollay .... digital compositor
Jon Thorsen .... camera td
Pania Williams .... visual effects artist
Pete Williams .... scanning and recording manager: Weta Digital
Augie Davis .... stunt coordinator
Paul Shapcott .... stunt performer
Min Windle .... stunt performer
Tim Wong .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Allanson .... second unit: focus puller
Dion Anderson .... lighting technician
Jamie Couper .... lighting technician
Peter Cunningham .... first assistant camera
Craig Farrand .... lighting technician
Samuel Fordham .... lighting technician
Gerald Morse .... gaffer
Ben Rowsell .... second assistant camera
Alan Wilson .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Rogers .... costume ager
Editorial Department
Rhys Bonney .... assistant editor
Mark Hawthorne .... first assistant editor
David Hollingsworth .... colorist
Music Department
Graham Kennedy .... music recording engineer
Nigel Scott .... additional music coordinator
Other crew
Chris Besseling .... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Valerie Campbell .... production assistant
Alex Cole-Baker .... post-production accountant
Joseph Gordon .... loop group voice
Kimberly Logan .... location manager (as Kim Logan)
Shanon Moratti .... title designer
Megan Powlds .... production assistant (as Megan Fowlds)
Vanessa Redmond .... production coordinator
Jackie Sullivan .... script supervisor
Molly Sullivan-Stevens .... production assistant
Helene Takacs .... assistant production coordinator
Andy Wickens .... rushes liaison
Donna Wills .... production accountant
Andrew Mackie .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
103 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

When David Gray is tuning the radio, we can briefly hear: the 1984 song "Pink Frost" by Dunedin band The Chills, 4XD Gold, the former name of Radio Dunedin, and David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand until 1989.See more »
Anachronisms: The roads at Aramoana and the road to Port Chalmers were all unsealed gravel in 1990. The subsequently sealed roads are visible in the film, like when Bryson is fleeing Gray in the van, and when Guthrie and Anderson arrive in Aramoana.See more »
Garry Holden's Mother:No crime in being eccentric, or they'd lock up half the Spit.See more »


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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Well produced drama, 14 October 2006
Author: penseur from Wellington

It was inevitable that - like the Stan Graham saga of 1941 made into the movie "Bad Blood" - the Aramoana massacre of 1990 would eventually be turned into a feature film. To their credit, the cast and crew of this have done a good job of it and perhaps just as importantly, the script writers have attempted to provide a little insight into why it happened, although the full background is something that people will need to read the two books that were written about it to get. The film starts in the morning of the day it started (the events lasted into the next day) and continues - with only a couple of brief flashbacks on the part of Gray - till a conclusion just after Gray is shot dead by police. It manages to keep fairly true with the actual events (as described in the two books) although there are some departures of varying importance. The film works well as a drama and unlike a Hollywood movie doesn't portray anyone as a superhero, or thickly apply sentimentality. The cinematography is also superb.

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