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All Black captain Richie McCaw has lived his dream with characteristic precision and calculated determination. He's 34 and perhaps the best rugby player ever. But the dream is almost over. ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Stuart Barnes Stuart Barnes ... Himself - Interviewee / Journalist
Tom Benge Tom Benge ... Rugby Child (Extra)
Aston Bentham Aston Bentham ... Rugby Child (Extra)
Briea Bentham Briea Bentham ... Restaurant Extra
Casia Bentham Casia Bentham ... Restaurant Extra
Kaleb Bentham Kaleb Bentham ... Restaurant Extra
Michelle Bentham Michelle Bentham ... Restaurant Extra
Rick Bentham Rick Bentham ... Restaurant Extra
Charlotte Brewer Charlotte Brewer ... Richie McCaw's Sister
Maddison Brogan Maddison Brogan ... Restaurant Extra
Ben Brown Ben Brown ... Barney - Richie McCaw's coach
Andrea Bruce Andrea Bruce ... Richie McCaw's Mum
Schalk Burger Schalk Burger ... Himself - Interviewee
Dan Carter ... Himself - Interviewee / All Black
Liam Coe Liam Coe ... Rugby Child (Extra)
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All Black captain Richie McCaw has lived his dream with characteristic precision and calculated determination. He's 34 and perhaps the best rugby player ever. But the dream is almost over. He is old by professional sport standards and everyone is asking when he's going to retire. Before his career ends Richie McCaw sets his sights on a risk-all attempt to win the Rugby World Cup back to back. No team has won it a second time in a row. No captain has won it twice. He will either end his career on an impossibly high note or take a nation's dreams down with him. Chasing Great follows Richie McCaw through his final season as he attempts to captain the All Blacks to the first ever-back-to back World Cup win. Until now Richie McCaw's achievements have been well documented, but little is known about the man himself. He has never courted the media and remains intensely private. Chasing Great takes the audience inside his world for the first time and what emerges is a very personal insight ... Written by Cass Avery

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1 September 2016 (New Zealand) See more »

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NZD 1,818,638, 26 October 2016
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Ritchie McCaw is a fully licensed helicopter pilot. When he was away from playing Rugby, he flew helicopters. See more »

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A documentary for Richie McCaw fans and people seeking for a decent documentary
3 September 2016 | by nzswannySee all my reviews

UPDATE: This review is not meant to change opinions, and it is okay if you like the movie. I am not trying to offend people who like this film. If you have already watched the film, and enjoyed it, please ignore this review, as I am not trying to anger anybody. Thank you.

If you're a huge fan of the All Blacks, or you're a fan of Richie, you'll love this documentary to bits. The documentary is very inspiring, and tells us that you can be anything, even if you are just a small town country kid who lives in New Zealand. That is a good message to put out. However, as I'm not a Richie fan, or a rugby fan, I didn't seem to enjoy this documentary, so I was walking into the cinema with low expectations. So, I didn't exactly enjoy this because I wasn't a fan of Richie McCaw, nor was I a fan of documentaries. However, if you like documentaries and New Zealand Rugby, then this is perfect for you. You'll like this film if you know what you are getting into. If it looks like a good documentary, you'll like it. If it looks terrible, you won't. Simple as that. It's all really a matter of opinion, and I hope not to anger anybody that enjoys the movie. Hopefully you enjoy the movie more than I do.

Overall, my personal opinion is 5.9/10, however, I'd give it a 8.4/10. This review is not meant to be offensive, so I'm very sorry if I upset your day. It's perfectly fine if you like this movie.


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