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Tangiwai (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 August 2011 (New Zealand)
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In 1953, a budding cricketer, Bob Blair, proposes to his girlfriend, Nerissa Love. However, the engagement is met with hostility from Nerissa's parents... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nerissa Love
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Bob Blair
Miranda Harcourt ...
Nerissa's Mother
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Alec Love
Taungaroa Emile ...
Toki Awa
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Bert Sutcliffe
Catherine Wilkin ...
Emma Blair
Peter McCauley ...
Bill Blair
Nathan Meister ...
Jim Blair
Byron Coll ...
Stan Avery
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Eva Peacocke
Mabelle Dennison ...
Kui Wai
Tainui Tukiwaho ...
Ahuru Awa
Adam Gardiner ...
Frank Mooney
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John Reid
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In 1953, a budding cricketer, Bob Blair, proposes to his girlfriend, Nerissa Love. However, the engagement is met with hostility from Nerissa's parents... See full synopsis »

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Tangiwai, una historia de amor  »

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To propel the miniature train used for the crash scene, the train was connected by wires running down the tracks to the rear rims of a Ford Falcon on jacks. When the car accelerated, the wire would wind around the rims and pull the train. See more »

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During the cricket scene where the engagement is announced, the number plate visible on the black vehicle is an LLNNNN version not issued till the mid 1960s. See more »

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5 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was listening to the England-New Zealand test match on the radio when the former New Zealand cricketer Jeremy Coney mentioned Bob Blair and the Tangiwai train crash. Looking it up on Wikipedia, I discovered that an NZ TV movie had been made of the story. Thanks to the internet I was able to order a copy from a New Zealand retailer. I had no great expectations of a TV movie from the land of sheep, although the efforts of Peter Jackson have obviously raised the profile of NZ film making. I was very pleasantly surprised. The movie is well made, well acted and with more than adequate special effects. Indeed it is surprising that this was not given a theatrical release, at least in it's own country. My only criticism would be the caption at the beginning, telling you what is going to happen, which is unnecessary and detracts from the dramatic impact. While it obviously takes some liberties with the facts it is nevertheless an involving and satisfying movie that deserves a wider audience.


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