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“Rape, murder and blackmail result when the town's most beautiful woman gets married.

“Sam Jamieson, Basil Beaumont-Foster, Brendon O'Keefe, Spud McGhee and Shorty Larsen eke out an existence in the small town of Kurikino, working seasonally at the local freezing works.

“The end of each day sees them gather in the local pub, the Brian Boru, where they are served solace from the blood and filth of the works.” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 31/01/2014.

Adapted from the Ronald Hugh Morrieson novel.

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Year 1984

Reference number F3712

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:30:00

Production company Mirage Films

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Credits Director: Lynton Butler
Producer: Larry Parr
Director of Photography: Kevin Hayward
Cast: Bruce Spence
Cast: Peter McCauley
Cast: Jillian O’Brien
Cast: Shirley Gruar
Cast: Alistair Douglas
Cast: Tony Barry
Cast: John Bach
Cast: Marshall Napier
Cast: Terence Cooper
Cast: Bruno Lawrence
Cast: Ian Watkin
Writer: Robert Rising
Writer: Lynton Butler
Writer: Martyn Sanderson
Editor: Patrick Monaghan

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