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Savage (2019)

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Sam Kelly

Writer:

Sam Kelly
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Credited cast:
Jake Ryan ... Damage
John Tui ... Moses
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Flo
Seth Flynn ... Liam
Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson ... Teen Moses
James Matamua James Matamua ... Teen Danny
Jack William Parker ... Teen Liam
Alex Raivaru Alex Raivaru ... Tug
Olly Presling Olly Presling ... Young Danny
Lotima Pome'e Lotima Pome'e ... Young Moses
Italiyah Wilson Italiyah Wilson ... Lilly
Eden Flynn Eden Flynn ... Young Liam
Poroaki Merritt-McDonald Poroaki Merritt-McDonald ... Red
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taiti Ahiao Taiti Ahiao ... Buck
Tui Rererangi Aitken Tui Rererangi Aitken ... Child Chloe
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Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Crime | Drama

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Flo: Why do you wear that mask?
Damage: So you can see who i am
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Excellent movie.
4 October 2020 | by jankohoutSee all my reviews

Probably one of the best New Zealand made movies I've seen so far. It Gives more of an insight into human emotional trauma and inner pain rather than gang life. It shows that New Zealand has a history that is worth talking about even for a small country. It gives an insight into what life was like back then and reasons why gangs were forming. Gangs in New Zealand in particular, were more about brotherhood and having each others back in an unsafe world. Many of the members were from poorer families or had a hard life from the start. When watching this movie I felt a sense of understanding for these gangs. It proves that there are reasons why people are violent, some of them have seen violence since they were born. You cannot just judge someone based on their looks. I hope you get the chance to see the movie, and I really do hope this comes out of New Zealand and people recognize the potential in the New zealand film industry. Support your scene and keep it alive.


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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$1,260,272
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