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Out of the Blue (2006)

Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.

Director:

Robert Sarkies

Writers:

Bill O'Brien (book), Robert Sarkies | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Karl Urban ... Nick Harvey
Matthew Sunderland ... David Gray
Lois Lawn Lois Lawn ... Helen Dickson
Simon Ferry Simon Ferry ... Garry Holden
Tandi Wright ... Julie-Anne Bryson
Paul Glover Paul Glover ... Paul Knox
William Kircher ... Stu Guthrie
Georgia Fabish Georgia Fabish ... Chiquita Holden
Fayth Rasmussen Fayth Rasmussen ... Stacey Percy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Bartlett Timothy Bartlett ... Jimmy Dickson
Tony Bishop Tony Bishop ... Ross Percy
Baxter Cannell Baxter Cannell ... Dion Percy
Murray Davidson Murray Davidson ... Bank Manager
Dave Dudfield Dave Dudfield ... AOS / ATS Officer
Nick Duval-Smith Nick Duval-Smith ... Brian Wilson
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Storyline

Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13-14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside village. It came in the form of a lone gunman with a rifle. As he stalked his victims the terrified and confused residents were trapped in the village for 24 hours while a handful of under-resourced and underarmed local policeman risked their lives trying to find him and save the survivors. By dawn 13 people lay dead. This is a docudrama based on a true story. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the last place on earth comes a true story of courage and survival.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

When David Gray is tuning the radio, we can briefly hear: the 1984 song "Pink Frost" by Dunedin band The Chills, 4XD Gold, the former name of Radio Dunedin, and David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand until 1989. See more »

Goofs

When Guthrie is on the radio while driving to Aramoana he says David Gray is 37. Gray was 33 at the time. See more »

Quotes

Stacey Percy: Please don't shoot me, umph. Please don't.
Paul Knox: I'm not going to shoot you, sweetie.
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User Reviews

 
must see
26 June 2007 | by peggy-trawickSee all my reviews

I'm a somewhat elderly American, resident in New Zealand, and this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. Everyone who appreciates truly fine movies should see this one. You needn't be a kiwi to get it. Photography, acting, composition, everything in this movie shines. As other viewers have suggested, this movie compares favorably to Hollywood and Hollywood-influenced movies (such as "Lord of the Rings", ahem) because it doesn't depend on special effects, mind-blowing battle scenes, guts or gore or gorgeous actresses to keep our attention. Regardless of what you do or do not compare it to, this one is riveting, a masterpiece.


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Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

24 horas de furia See more »

Filming Locations:

Otago, New Zealand

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$728, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$1,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$739,865
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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