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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted? (1999)

This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to ... See full summary »

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Ian Mune

Writer:

Alan Duff
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Cast

Credited cast:
Temuera Morrison ... Jake Heke
Rena Owen ... Beth Heke
Clint Eruera Clint Eruera ... Sonny Heke
Nancy Brunning Nancy Brunning ... Tania Rogers
Pete Smith ... Apeman
Lawrence Makoare ... Grunt
Rawiri Paratene ... Mulla Rota
Julian Arahanga ... Nig Heke
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudolph Alford Rudolph Alford ... McClutchy
Tony Billy Tony Billy ... Charlie
Tu Brown Tu Brown ... Pub Looker
Ross Buckingham Ross Buckingham ... Pool Player
Shannon Claire II ... Bar Dancer
Tammy Davis Tammy Davis ... Mookie
Eru Potaka Dewes Eru Potaka Dewes ... Minata Kahu
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This sequel to the New Zealand-set drama "Once Were Warriors" revisits alcoholic Maori man Jake Heke (Temuera Morrison) and his wife, Beth (Rena Owen), who have separated, largely due to his excessive drinking. When their older son, Nig (Julian Arahanga), is killed in a gang fight, his brother, Sonny (Clint Eruera), becomes determined to avenge his death. Attempting to change his life for the better, Jake tries to help Sonny avoid Nig's tragic fate. Written by Anonymous

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Jake's search for redemption.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2000 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Egykoron harcosok voltak 2. See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand

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Opening Weekend:

NZD 912,455 (New Zealand), 30 May 1999
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In the scene where Jake visits Rita and in a rage, smashes up her living room, Temeura Morrison actually injured his left hand. When leaving Rita's house he can be seen checking his hand. It was decided to incorporate the injury into the movie, so there are two more scenes in which he checks his hand. It was thought that his injury added to the growing awareness of Jake that he was fallible and he needed to reconsider his actions. See more »

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Mulla Rota: Gangs, eh brother?
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Follows Once Were Warriors (1994) See more »

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He Puru Taitama E
Written by Kingi Tahiwi
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Different to Warriors, but not inferior
2 August 1999 | by cynic-7See all my reviews

Anyone expecting this film to be Once Were Warriors 2: The Continuing Misadventures of Jake the Muss will be disappointed. It stands as a great drama in its own right, and as a follow up to Once Were Warriors.

I think the reason it has come under heavy critical fire is because people were expecting it to be more of a sequel than a follow up, and were also expecting a similar emotional experience to Warriors, which is entirely different in this movie.

While Warriors wrenched your emotions back and forth, Broken Hearted barely has a scene without tension and sadness. There is no room to breath in this film, not even at the final reel, when we are suddenly confronted with the credits. A great film, and a great experience.


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