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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

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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

Edna Stirling, who plays Rita in this movie, appeared for a few seconds in a party scene in Once Were Warriors, where she was credited as 'Woman #1' See more »

Quotes

Apeman: Look at me.
Tania Rogers: I wouldn't want your face to be the last thing I see.
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He Puru Taitama E
Written by Kingi Tahiwi
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A tidy follow up
31 January 2004 | by SmokeyTeeSee all my reviews

I was impressed when I first saw this film. Once Were Warriors gave us here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) a new perspective into some of our peoples lifestyles. However it was a bitter pill, the violence overwhelming at times.

In this the second film, the main character Jake 'the muscles' Heke confronts his own demons and fights to reclaim his whanau (family). This film was a welcome addition for me, while it tied up all the lose ends a little too tidily I was grateful to see Jake's transition.

This contained very little of the originals dynamic appeal and will certainly not hold the appeal of the first to the people who actually enjoyed the violence in Once Were Warriors. For those of us who cared about the characters and hoped for their salvation this film is a must see.


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