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Based on the life of a man known as Chris Crean who took a stand against gang intimidation in Taranaki between the Mongrel Mob and Black Power.


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Credited cast:
Pana Hema Taylor ... Chris Crean
Ella Becroft ... Tania Crean
Stephen Lovatt ... Don Allan
Mark Ruka Mark Ruka ... Tama Garlick
Jamus Webster Jamus Webster ... Brownie Mane
Vinnie Bennett ... Shane Maru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Bennett Matt Bennett ... Mutt
Kawhia Chambers Kawhia Chambers ... Gary Stubbings
Dahnu Graham ... The Kid
Stephen Grey ... Symon Manihera
Chris Hobbs ... Det Mike Hannah
Ashley Jones ... Henry Ford
Benjamin Young Benjamin Young ... Thomas crean


The story of Christopher Crean. A young family-man who witnessed the attempted murder of a Mongrel Mob member by three Black Power members and unlike all those around him, didn't turn his back to what he saw or the intimidation that followed. Because of his bravery, justice was served and the way the legal system interviewed witnesses changed for the better. Written by webber-rustydennis

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The incredible true story of Christopher Crean who stood up to gang intimidation in Taranaki and paid for it with his life.






New Zealand



Release Date:

23 July 2017 (New Zealand) See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand


Box Office


NZD2,700,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Religion doesn't have to be such an obvious factor
30 December 2018 | by Tottie1946See all my reviews

Maori do take their various religions seriously. The most common practised is that of the Mormons. Possibly because they were one of the first evangelicals to arrive.

I have pondered why so many Maori are attracted to Christianity The only explanation I can find is in the cannibalistic aspect of Maori culture. It seems that Christianity, through its cannibalistic rituals, (the blood and body of Christ) could be said to appeal to those of within the Maori culture.

In 1994 I visited the site of the signing of the Waiting Treaty. Many clauses of this Treaty have yet to be carried out in full. Until they are, then the Maori will never be totally free from colonial rule.

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