Once Were Warriors (film)

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Once Were Warriors is a 1994 New Zealand drama film based on New Zealand author Alan Duff's bestselling 1990 first novel.[1] The film tells the story of the Hekes, an urban Māori family, and their problems with poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence, mostly brought on by the patriarch Jake. The film was directed by Lee Tamahori and stars Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison and Cliff Curtis.[2]

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  1. Maslin, Janet (February 24, 1995). "Once Were Warriors (1994) FILM REVIEW; For a Family, the War at Home". The New York Times.
  2. Thompson, K. M. & Stringer, J. (Ed.) (2003). "Once Were Warriors: New Zealand's first indigenous blockbuster". Movie Blockbusters. London: Routledge. pp. 230–241.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)