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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 »

Genres:

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the final three films, all first released in the year of 1982, of director of photography Gary Hansen, who passed away that year. The other films that were first released that year that D.O.P. Hansen had shot were Next of Kin (1982) and We of the Never Never (1982), the latter of which Hansen won the Australian Film Institute Best Achievement in Cinematography Award for. See more »

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

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Intense, Amazing....
13 November 2005 | by ving_tsun_See all my reviews

Good Day to all the fine people on IMDb, I'd like to comment on the totally amazing movie that was written with such intensity and powerfully dramatic scenes.

This movie is one that not too many know of, and is truly a "hidden Jem" of Australian/NZ cinema.

The assortment of fine actors in this movie is truly compelling, from the talents of Jack Thompson (Star Wars) to the stunning Michael Teen (amazing!!), I cant believe Michael Teen was un-credited ...the skill brought to this part was INTENSE!!!...to say the least.

The scenery is very well shot, excellent camera angles from Mike Newell, brilliant direction.


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