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Savage (2019)

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Sam Kelly

Writer:

Sam Kelly
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Credited cast:
Jake Ryan ... Damage
John Tui ... Moses
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Flo
Seth Flynn ... Liam
Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson ... Teen Moses
James Matamua James Matamua ... Teen Danny
Jack William Parker ... Teen Liam
Alex Raivaru Alex Raivaru ... Tug
Olly Presling Olly Presling ... Young Danny
Lotima Pome'e Lotima Pome'e ... Young Moses
Italiyah Wilson Italiyah Wilson ... Lilly
Eden Flynn Eden Flynn ... Young Liam
Poroaki Merritt-McDonald Poroaki Merritt-McDonald ... Red
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taiti Ahiao Taiti Ahiao ... Buck
Tui Rererangi Aitken Tui Rererangi Aitken ... Child Chloe
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Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Crime | Drama

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Poneke is the Maori name for Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. It is also where the story is based and the film location. See more »

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Flo: Why do you wear that mask?
Damage: So you can see who i am
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A powerful story told poorly
2 February 2021 | by Suave-4See all my reviews

Savage has a genuinely powerful story to tell but goes about it all wrong. For starters it's told out of sequence with multiple timeline jumps back and forth to make a simple story seem complex. The camera work is bizarre and distracting. But worst of all is a myriad of scenes featuring loud nerve-jangling music with slow motion montages. No idea what that was meant to achieve other than prolong the runtime. Not to mention Jake Ryan's New Zealand accent was laughable. Speaking Aussie with a few eh bro's on the end is not speaking New Zealand. 4/10.


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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$1,289,813
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