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Bad Blood (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 1982 (New Zealand)
During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Andrew Brown (screenplay), Howard Willis (based on 'Manhunt'-the Story of Stanley Graham)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Thompson ... Stanley Graham
Carol Burns Carol Burns ... Dorothy Graham
Denis Lill Denis Lill ... Ted Best
Donna Akersten Donna Akersten ... Doreen Bond
Martyn Sanderson Martyn Sanderson ... Les North
Marshall Napier ... Trev Bond
Cliff Wood Cliff Wood ... Henry Growcott
David Copeland David Copeland ... George Lindsay
Ken Blackburn Ken Blackburn ... Tommo Robson
John Bach ... Bert Cropp
John Banas John Banas ... Macko Hager
John Black John Black ... Greg Hutchison
Karl Bradley Karl Bradley ... Maxi Coulson
Greg Naughton ... Anker Madsen
Alan Jervis Wilks ... Ralph Frederic (as Alan Jervis)
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During World War 2, a farmer in New Zealand murders seven people, and the police, along with local Maori trackers, hunt him in the bush country.

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They could try to take his guns ... from his cold dead hands! See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

New Zealand | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1982 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Böses Blut See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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1.85 : 1
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The movie was predominantly a British television production, featuring two top-billed Australian stars [Jack Thompson and Carol Burns], an English director [Mike Newell], and filmed in New Zealand, with a mostly Kiwi crew. See more »

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Featured in Jack Thompson Discusses 'Bad Blood' (2005) See more »

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disturbing study of small town alienation
23 November 1999 | by shaun jSee all my reviews

Bad Blood is the true story of West Coast (New Zealand) Eric Stanley Graham who, during the 1940's shot dead several people in the small village of Kowhitirangi, and sparked NZ's biggest manhunt in history. The film is both atmospheric and disturbing, and is well focussed on Graham and his family, and their gradual alienation from the small community. The bush setting only amplifies this claustrophobia. Both well acted and scripted, Bad Blood is worth more than a look.


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