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A Song of Good (2008)

After committing a shocking crime, Gary Cradle secretly decides to change his life and become a good person. However deciding is one thing, changing a life is another.


Gregory King


Gregory King
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Credited cast:
Gareth Reeves Gareth Reeves ... Gary Cradle
Matthew Sunderland ... Denis
Ian Mune ... Ron Cradle
Danielle Cormack ... Rachel Cradle
Jonathon Hendry Jonathon Hendry ... Glen
Caleb Griffiths Caleb Griffiths ... Laughlin Cradle
Darien Takle Darien Takle ... June Eskleson
Jarod Rawiri ... Howie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karlos Drinkwater ... Mattie
Mark Mitchinson ... Big Eagle
Lee Tuson ... Big Eagle's Mate


A Song Of Good is the story of 28 year old Gary Cradle's struggle to redeem himself after committing a horrific crime. During a desperate burglary to get money for a hit of methamphetamine, Gary is confronted by a middle-aged woman, cornered and scared he overpowers the woman and rapes her. Horrified by this senseless assault, he flees to his home, where he still lives with his recently retired father Ron. After locking himself away in his bedroom, the next morning Gary has a epiphany. He decides he is going to turn his life around and do good in the world. Apart from a drug and alcohol problem, Gary has low self esteem and a unhealthy understanding of the world shaped by his tyrannical father and a rampant and corrupting consumer culture. His struggle to go clean, get a job, stay away from his peer group and help his father and sister won't be easy. Especially while the woman he raped, lives just a few doors down the street. Deciding to change a life is one thing, changing it is ... Written by Headstrong

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

29 January 2008 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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What is going on in this country?!!!
10 February 2009 | by vanessabnrSee all my reviews

Wow! Just saw an old low res version on my laptop Okay this is a tough movie and I need a walk and some fresh air now thats fur sure but this movie blew me away It challenged me, moved me, made me laugh and cry I cant understand why this movie isn't going to play at the cinemas here! What is the problem folks? I mean compared to recent Kiwi fodder like Apron Strings, Show of Hands etc it is a masterpiece in terms of ideas, performance, direction etc Lets hope it gets an audience on DVD, I'll be spreading the word thats for sure! Also hear through the grapevine that there's a live streaming happening soon, that'l be interesting, how people will respond Wicked

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