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Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

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Boy
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu ...
Rocky
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Alamein
Moerangi Tihore ...
Dynasty
Cherilee Martin ...
Kelly
RickyLee Waipuka-Russell ...
Chardonnay (as Rickylee Waipuka-Russell)
Haze Reweti ...
Dallas
Maakariini Butler ...
Murray
Rajvinder Eria ...
Tane
Manihera Rangiuaia ...
Kingi
Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson ...
Holden
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Aunty Gracey
Waihoroi Shortland ...
Weirdo
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Chuppa
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Juju
Tuhoro Ranihera Christie ...
Mr. Nepia
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Mr. Langston
Mavis Paenga ...
Nan
Ngapaki Emery ...
Mum
Ngaru-toa Puru ...
Che
Hoanihuhi Takotohiwi ...
Hucks
Tainui Callaghan ...
Kiko
Manaia Callaghan ...
Miria
Montana Te Kani-Williams ...
Falcon Crest
Rangiteaorere Raki ...
Young Darcy
Wairangi Herewini ...
Kingi's Friend
Waimihi Hotere ...
Teacher
Heke-turoa 'Panache' Ropitini ...
Chardonnay's Friend
Ei Kura Albert ...
Chardonnay's Friend
Ruataarehu Waititi ...
Chardonnay's Friend
Te Urikore Waititi-Lake ...
Noodle
Harmony Tau
Cherish More
Harlym Taunoa
Bodeyne Akinihi Gordon
Hikawera Waititi
Te Rangianiwaniwa Kerei
Jessica Ruha-Singh
Kahurangi Fisher
Nadine Grant
Kitten Grant
Rarauhe Kerei
Nitama Jefferies
Summer Ruka
Shae Beddis
Virgil Loyd
Tiana Butler
Anchorlee Butler
Wikitoria Hazel
Cassius Houston
April Butler
Daria Rimu Bell
Conner Miller
Jacob Tau
Hiria Butler
Oruaiti Waititi
Jaynenne Delamere
Shaniah Semmens
Saige Butler
Terrence Ranapia
Shonita Wi Kare
Te Whenua Poihipi
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(as Stuart Rutherford)
Dom Connor
Haurewa Ririnui
Stuart Robertson
Tony Walker
Chris Plummer
Campbell Read
Seth Kelly
Hayden Bloomfield
Tawhawa Kurei
Craig Maxwell
Rau Rangiahua
Sam Howe
Taka Amai
Kevin Waterson
Saia Mafi
Dean Elmiger
Roscoe Callaghan
Ben Favre
Stephen Reweti ...
(as Steve Reweti)
Paora Ratahi ...
Beat It Gang
Hoani Kerei
Brandon Holloway
Chucky Pirika ...
(as Chucky Khan Pirika)
Sonny Kingi Albert
Heneriata Waititi-Pickering
Jane O'Brien
Juanita Holloway
Ani McDonald
Maria Waititi
Royce Hau
Fiona Taha
Zara Fowell
George Robert Cooper
Che Rawiri Stirling
Lee Kerei
Hine Maanga
Tuhoro 'Tulo' Christie ...
(as Tuhoro Christie)
Jayenne Delamere
Puti Kemara
Katania Nepson
Manihera Waititi
Corrie Smit
Cam Watkins
Marina Fowell
Denis Sax
Michael Davies
Mark Hofert
Paul Manson
Nikita Watkins
Scottie McLeod
Paul Wills
Wayne Robert Wills
Tania Smit
William Harris
Michael Watkins
Eric Horwood
Justiun Haiu ...
Beat It Gang
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Beat It Gang
Francis Kora ...
Beat It Gang
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Beat It Gang
Kereama Wright ...
Beat It Gang
Billy Mizer ...
Brat It Gang
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Beat It Gang
Ana Hau ...
Stills BG Extra
Te Ao Marama Hau ...
Stills BG Extra
Kai Hau ...
Stills BG Extra
Maia Winstanley Apaapa ...
Dancer

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Taika Waititi

Written by

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Taika Waititi ... (written by)

Produced by

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Georgina Allison Conder ... line producer
Cliff Curtis ... producer
Richard Fletcher ... associate producer
Ainsley Gardiner ... producer
Emanuel Michael ... producer
Merata Mita ... co-producer

Music by

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Lukasz Pawel Buda ... (as Lukasz Buda)
Samuel Scott
Conrad Wedde

Cinematography by

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Adam Clark ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Chris Plummer

Editorial Department

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Benj Berryman ... negative cutter: S & S King
Jay Berryman ... negative cutter: S & S King
Dan Best ... additional assistant editor
Peter Burger ... additional editor
Martin Edwards ... laboratory supervisor: Park Road Post Production
Heidi Freeman ... first assistant editor
Dave Gibson ... colorist: DigiPost
Yana Gorskaya ... consulting editor
Paul Harris ... lab projectionist: Park Road Post Production
Julian Karehana ... trainee editor
Clarke Keene ... lab operations: FilmLab
Sarah King ... negative cutter: S & S King
Nikki Latham ... post-production coordinator
Garry Little ... managing director: DigiPost
Erin McGookin ... producer: Park Road Post Production
Lynne Reed ... color timer: Park Road Post Production
Brian Scadden ... head of lab: Park Road Post Production
Colin Tyler ... general manager: FilmLab
Glen Van Prehn ... facilities: DigiPost
Gerard Ward ... colorist: DigiPost (as Garrard Ward)
Matthew Wear ... hd mastering: Park Road Post Production
Pete Williams ... colorist: DigiPost
Jason Aldous ... laboratory post-production (uncredited)
Victoria Chu ... telecine dailies vt operator (uncredited)
Katie Hinsen ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Tina Cleary

Production Design by

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Shayne Radford

Costume Design by

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Amanda Neale

Makeup Department

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Hayden Bloomfield ... key hair stylist / key makeup artist
Frankie Karena ... additional hair stylist (as Leanne 'Frankie' Karena) / additional makeup artist (as Leanne 'Frankie' Karena)
Dannelle Satherley ... hair designer / makeup designer
Anya Waititi ... extras hair stylist / extras makeup artist

Production Management

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Pamela Harvey-White ... post-production supervisor
Jenna Matthews ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Marc Ashton ... first assistant director
Bonnie Blake ... third assistant director (as Bonnie Frires)
Jacqui Pryor ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Pete Ansell ... construction
Shane Grimes ... builder/chippy: pick up additional crew
Sarah Larcombe ... art department standby (as Sarah Weinberg)
Simon Pattison ... props maker / scenic artist
Campbell Read ... graphic designer
Amber Richards ... set dresser
Pete Shaw ... props buyer
James Solomon ... set dresser/stand-by: pick up additional crew
Jaimie Waititi ... graphic designer assistant

Sound Department

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Jason Canovas ... dialogue editor
Emile de la Rey ... dialogue assistant
Buster Flaws ... mix assistant: Park Road Post Production
Jo Fraser ... boom operator
Miranda Harcourt ... adr voice coach
Michael Hedges ... re-recording mixer
Gilbert Lake ... re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn ... sound effects editor (as Matt Lambourn)
Robyn McFarlane ... foley recordist
Carolyn McLaughlin ... foley artist
John Neill ... head of sound: Park Road Post Production
Tim Prebble ... sound designer
Simon Riley ... foley editor
Ken Saville ... sound mixer
Nigel Scott ... adr recordist
Chris Todd ... dialogue supervisor
Bruce Emery ... dolby consultant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Daniel Ashton ... scanning and recording technician
Nick Booth ... scanning and recording supervisor
Tim Capper ... visual effects producer: Another Planet
Brett Johansen ... visual effects supervisor: Another Planet (as Brett Johnansen)
Stephen Roucher ... scanning and recording technician
Francis Salole ... animation technical supervisor: Another Planet
Pete Williams ... scanning and recording manager
Paul Glubb ... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dominic Connor ... stunt performer
Augie Davis ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nathan Awatere ... grip trainee
James Best ... camera loader
Charles Edwards ... focus puller
Roger Feenstra ... first assistant camera: pick up additional crew
Matt Grace ... still photographer
Dion Hartley ... key grip
Maurice Kapua ... grip (as Maurice 'Moose' Kapua)
Gilly Lawrence ... gaffer
Luke Macready ... best boy: pick up additional crew
Marc Mateo ... gaffer: pick up additional crew
Kerry Peck ... lighting assistant
John Renata ... lx assistant: pick up additional crew
Karl Richard-Worth ... dolly grip: pick up additional crew (as Karl Worth)
Cinzia Puspita Rini ... still photographer (as Cinzia Puspita Riini)
Melissa Ririnui ... dolly grip
Reiner Schoenbrum ... rostrum camera (as Reiner Schoenbrunn)
Trevor Stark ... rigging gaffer
Darryl Ward ... still photographer
Merlin Wilford ... lx rigging assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tymone Winter Betts ... seamstress (as Tymone Betts)
Paul Booth ... on set costume assistant
Shelly Milne ... local costume assistant
Andrea Plested ... costume standby

Location Management

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Harry Harrison ... locations: pick up additional crew
Mark Matchett ... location assistant
Ardy Matthews ... location manager

Music Department

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Lukasz Pawel Buda ... score performer: The Phoenix Foundation (as Lukasz Buda)
Warner Emery ... score performer: The Phoenix Foundation
Chris Gough ... music supervisor: Mana Music
Jonathan Hughes ... music supervisor: Mana Music
The Phoenix Foundation ... performer: original score
Lee Prebble ... score engineer / score recordist
Will Ricketts ... score performer: The Phoenix Foundation
Samuel Scott ... music editor / score performer: The Phoenix Foundation
Richie Singleton ... score performer: The Phoenix Foundation
Conrad Wedde ... score performer: The Phoenix Foundation

Script and Continuity Department

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Veronique Lawrence ... continuity
Bill Hastings ... script consultant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Allen Alama ... swing driver
Warren Beatus ... swing driver
Stephen Frires ... swing driver
Paul Mackail ... swing driver
James O'Brien ... swing driver
Sidney Ranapia ... swing driver
Stephen Reweti ... swing driver
Zane Strickland ... transportation captain
Robert Hamish Todd ... swing driver

Additional Crew

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Luciana Buchanan ... catering assistant
Roimata Buckeridge ... chaperone/tutor
Ani Callaghan ... casual cast runner
Wayne Callaghan ... rushes runner: Waihau Bay
Tuhoro 'Tulo' Christie ... local liaison
Prue Clarke ... assistant to director (as Prue Clark)
Tommy Collins ... unit: pick up additional crew
Tawai Courtier ... catering chef
James Delaney ... goat trainer
Matt Emery ... lawyer
Paige Gibson ... additional chaperone: pick up additional crew
Caroline Girdlestone ... animal trainer: Hero Animals
Tihini Grant ... epk crew
Miranda Harcourt ... adr director
Brandon Holloway ... rushes runner: Waihau Bay
Juanita Holloway ... chaperone/tutor
Rachel House ... acting coach
William 'Billy' Hume ... security guard
Mike Jonathan ... epk crew
Dena Kennedy ... production runner: pick up additional crew
Raewyn King ... team leader
Dianne Koroheke ... catering assistant
Samuel Koroheke ... catering assistant
Ruihi Maangi ... catering assistant
Henare McDonald ... casual security
Brita McVeigh ... acting coach
Chucky Pirika ... casual security
Anna Reed ... closing titles
Cinzia Puspita Rini ... epk crew (as Cinzia Puspita Riini)
Christina Rolleston ... chaperone/tutor
Rachael Ropata ... rushes runner: Auckland
Stu Rutherford ... production assistant (as Stuart Rutherford)
June Te Papa ... catering assistant
Lisa Thomas ... production coordinator
Marc Tyron ... production accountant
Mateheke 'Tweedie' Waititi ... first aid officer
Vivian Waititi ... team leader
Joanne Walker ... catering assistant
Dolina Wehipeihana ... choreographer: pick up additional crew
Jean Wheaton ... catering assistant
Serena Whitu ... chaperone/tutor
Chelsea Winstanley ... assistant production coordinator
Hamish Hill ... rushes/dailies (uncredited)
Anne-Lise Kontz ... press attachée: France (uncredited)
Claire Viroulaud ... press attache: France (uncredited)

Thanks

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Julian Allison ... the producers wish to thank
Louise Allison ... the producers wish to thank
David Angeli ... the producers wish to thank
Rosealie Angeli ... the producers wish to thank
Pete Ansell ... the producers wish to thank especially
Christina Asher ... the producers wish to thank for their support
David Benioff ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Harata Bennett ... the producers wish to thank
Rachel Blanchard ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Kelly Bradley ... the producers wish to thank
Peter Bradley ... the producers wish to thank
Peter Burger ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Jane Butterworth ... the producers wish to thank
Merle Callaghan ... the producers wish to thank: Raukokore School
Cam ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Hazel and Cam)
Margaret Campbell ... the producers wish to thank
Brian Challis ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Tuhoro 'Tulo' Christie ... the producers wish to thank especially (as Uncle Tulo)
Robin Cohen ... the producers wish to thank especially
Deighton Conder ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Adrienne Cunningham ... the producers wish to thank
Tammy 'Bin' Davis ... the producers wish to thank especially
Cushla Dillon ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Dom ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Tydde and Dom)
Brendan Donovan ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Ollie Driver ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Michael Duignan ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Tom Eagles ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Bruce Elrod ... used with kind permission of: Cashbox Magazine Cover image, Cashbox Magazine
Mac Eruera ... the producers wish to thank
Geoff Ewert ... the producers wish to thank
Florence Faivre ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Robynne Fenton ... the producers wish to thank
Naomi Foner ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Brian Foote ... the producers wish to thank
Rachel Foreman ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Pauline Gardiner ... the producers wish to thank especially
Wira Gardiner ... the producers wish to thank especially
Amohaere Gardiner-Davis ... the producers wish to thank especially
Garth ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Garth and Taipua)
Gyula Gazdag ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Michael Goldenberg ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Aggie Gordon ... the producers wish to thank
Anne Gordon ... the producers wish to thank
Norm Gordon ... the producers wish to thank
Bill Green ... the producers wish to thank: Waihau Bay Fire Service
Pip Hall ... the producers wish to thank for their support
John Hamlett ... the producers wish to thank
Sue Hamlett ... the producers wish to thank
Nicole Harper ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Graeme Harvey ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Matthew Harvey-White ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Zoe Harvey-White ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Hazel ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Hazel and Cam)
Nia Hill ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Carol Hirschfield ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Dave Hori ... the producers wish to thank
Jack ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Michael Jackson ... shamon in peace
James ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as James and Puk)
Dustin Owl Johnson ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Owl Johnson)
Michael Keating ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Barbara Kelly ... the producers wish to thank
Maude Kemara ... the producers wish to thank
Puti Kemara ... the producers wish to thank especially
Sally Kemp ... the producers wish to thank
Myron Kerstein ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Oscar Kightly ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Susan Kucera ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Roland Lake ... the producers wish to thank
Terry Lake ... the producers wish to thank
John Laskey ... the producers wish to thank
Mike Lemmon ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Jimo Mangi ... the producers wish to thank especially
Nic Marshall ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Mary ... the producers wish to thank especially
Gemma Massot ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Ani McDonald ... the producers wish to thank
Ilyse McKimmie ... the producers wish to thank for their support
James Milne ... the producers wish to thank for their support
J. Morrice ... the producers wish to thank
P. Morrice ... the producers wish to thank
Nat ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Nat and Seth)
Carthew Neale ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Lorraine Ngamoki ... the producers wish to thank especially
Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki-Richards ... the producers wish to thank especially (as Te Ahiwaru Ngamoki)
Dean O'Gorman ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Leland Orser ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Paeumu ... the producers wish to thank especially
Larry Parr ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Frank Pierson ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Tuihana Pook ... the producers wish to thank: Whangaparaoa School
Puk ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as James and Puk)
Rangi ... the producers wish to thank especially
Keriana Richmond ... the producers wish to thank
Haurewa Ririnui ... the producers wish to thank
Lou Ririnui ... the producers wish to thank
Miranda Rivers ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Dave Roberts ... the producers wish to thank
Pru Roberts ... the producers wish to thank
Alice Robertson ... the producers wish to thank
Jean Robertson ... the producers wish to thank
Stuart Robertson ... the producers wish to thank especially
Molly Robson ... the producers wish to thank: Whangaparaoa School
Mick Rose ... the producers wish to thank for their support
S. Rowie ... the producers wish to thank
N. Bird Runningwater ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Bird Runningwater)
Madeleine Sami ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Michelle Satter ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Susan Schilliday ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Manutai Schuster ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Seth ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Nat and Seth)
Brad Silberling ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Barry Stanford ... the producers wish to thank
Jan Stanford ... the producers wish to thank
Richard Stannard ... the producers wish to thank
Jan Steele ... the producers wish to thank
Tony Steele ... the producers wish to thank
Kahu Stirling ... the producers wish to thank especially
Helen Stowell ... the producers wish to thank
Les Stowell ... the producers wish to thank
Taipua ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Garth and Taipua)
Loren Taylor ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Kevin Tent ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Kate Elroy Thompson ... the producers wish to thank
Joel Tobeck ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Merv Topia ... the producers wish to thank
Noelene Topia ... the producers wish to thank
Tumaia ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Stu Turner ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Tydde ... the producers wish to thank for their support (as Tydde and Dom)
Tara Tyson ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Sima Urale ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Hutini Waikato ... the producers wish to thank especially
Taika Waititi Sr. ... the producers wish to thank especially
Maria Waititi ... the producers wish to thank
Moana Waititi ... the producers wish to thank especially
Viv Waititi ... the producers wish to thank especially
Tony Walker ... the producers wish to thank: Whangaparaoa School
Watene Walker ... the producers wish to thank
Blair Watson ... the producers wish to thank
Lou Watson ... the producers wish to thank
Denis Welch ... the producers wish to thank especially
Jeremy Wells ... the producers wish to thank
Whanau ... the producers wish to thank especially
Georgina White ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Melissa Wikaire ... the producers wish to thank for their support
Petua Willams ... the producers wish to thank
Willie ... the producers wish to thank especially
Kevin Winters ... the producers wish to thank
Sue Winters ... the producers wish to thank
Brian Wright ... the producers wish to thank
Irene Wright ... the producers wish to thank
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Plot Summary

It's 1984. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Also Known As
  • Мальчик (Russia)
  • ボーイ (Japan, Japanese title)
  • BOY (Taiwan)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Taika Waititi was less than a week away from filming when he realised the boy he had as lead wasn't working out. Three days before filming began, James Rolleston, who was hanging around on set as an extra, was given the lead by Taika Waititi. See more »
Goofs The plastic road markers that "Boy" was playing with and bending down on the side of the road were not found anywhere in New Zealand until around 1990. The film is set 6 years earlier when wooden road markers were in use. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.70 (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Hine e Hine See more »
Crazy Credits The credits start with the names and roles of the three main actors and this is followed by a spoof of Michael Jackson's "Thriller", incorporating elements of the original dance (as seen on the music video) and Maori Hakas. See more »
Quotes Mr. Langston: People call me a dumb honky all the time. I don't go round punching them.
Boy: Why not?
Mr. Langston: Because they're usually children.
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