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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 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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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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Jake's search for redemption.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1999 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Egykoron harcosok voltak 2. See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Opening Weekend:

NZD 912,455 (New Zealand), 30 May 1999
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Trivia

Shot in seven weeks, a week longer than Once Were Warriors. See more »

Quotes

Jake Heke: I just wanna do something right. Just once.
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Taga Ngakau Marie
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An adequate sequel, but packing less punch (pardon the pun!)
26 March 2008 | by GrowlyCubNZSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this film when it aired on TV in New Zealand. I was staying in a backpackers lodge and to my horror Jake the Muss drove his car down my street! I had to pinch myself, before I realised that I was in fact staying in one of the locations used in the film. For a moment I thought it was a security camera I was viewing outside! From what I remember the film doesn't carry the impact of Once Were Warriors, which people still mention here in London when I tell them I'm from New Zealand. None of them however have even heard of this sequel, which I think says it all. It wasn't a bad film, but definitely requires seeing the original for it to have any meaning.

(Some people have been confused by the film's title. It is in fact a lyric from a song which was very popular in New Zealand when I was a kid in the 80's. As the film picks up from the characters shattered lives in the first feature, it is quite appropriate. So just what become of the broken hearted? Watch the film and find out).


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