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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

Jake Muss' oldest son is killed in a gang fight and the younger son wants revenge, but Jake doesn't want to lose his other son to violence as well.

Director:

Ian Mune

Writer:

Alan Duff
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Cast

Credited cast:
Temuera Morrison ... Jake Heke
Rena Owen ... Beth Heke
Clint Eruera Clint Eruera ... Sonny Heke
Nancy Brunning ... Tania Rogers
Pete Smith ... Apeman
Lawrence Makoare ... Grunt
Rawiri Paratene ... Mulla Rota
Julian Arahanga ... Nig Heke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudolph Alford Rudolph Alford ... McClutchy
Tony Billy Tony Billy ... Charlie
Tu Brown Tu Brown ... Pub Looker
Ross Buckingham Ross Buckingham ... Pool Player
Shannon Claire II ... Bar Dancer
Tammy Davis Tammy Davis ... Mookie
Eru Potaka Dewes Eru Potaka Dewes ... Minata Kahu
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Storyline

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig (Julian Arahanga), is killed in a gang fight, his brother, Sonny (Clint Eruera), becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate. Written by Anonymous

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boar | maori | sequel | gang | second part | See All (24) »

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Jake's search for redemption.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Lawrence Makoare also appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) in which he gave an imposing performance as the fearsome orc leader Gothmog. See more »

Quotes

Mulla Rota: We coulda bin good together, eh gil?
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Follows Once Were Warriors (1994) See more »

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Boy
Written by Alan Jansson & Sina Saipaia
Performed by Sina
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3 February 2002 | by RazzberriSee all my reviews

I found the movie to have a significant number of 'loop holes' if I may, some parts of the story did not flow on from 'Warriors'. Great acting, from both old and new. Hats off to Nancy Brunning for her brilliant acting, and also to Temuera Morrison, for having the courage to play 'Jake' again. A moving and brutal sequel to 'Warriors', however, in my opinion, the First is always the best!! Rock on 'Once were Warriors'!!


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1999 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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