Commonwealth Games

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A scene plays out in black and white, "Behind the lines near Passchendaele. 1917," during World War I.

A group of Commonwealth soldiers place bets to see who the fastest runner is. As they run, the background music repeats the lyrics "We’re going to join together – we’re the best."

At end of the race, the men joke "we should do this again someday." The image dissolves to colour footage showing a group of contemporary athletes.

"January 1990, Auckland, New Zealand: join them."

This advertisement was directed by Lee Tamahori, who would go on to direct Once Were Warriors (1994).

Catalogue Reference C2569

Year 1989


Production Company: Flying Fish
Director: Lee Tamahori
Cast: Bruno Lawrence, Judy McIntosh, Tony Barry, Joel Tobeck, Peter Elliot, Philip Gordon, Wiki Oman, Gary Stalker, Rob Jayne, Ian Mune

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