Kingpin (1985)

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Kingpin (1985)

Filmed at and inspired by the residents of Kohitere Boys Training Centre in Levin, New Zealand, this tale follows a group of teens who are wards of the state. It was directed by Mike Walker, who co-wrote the script with Mitchell Manuel (who also played the part of Rikihana Nathan).
New Zealand
IMDb  7.1 /10
Creators
Director Mike Walker
Writer Mitchell Manuel
Writer Mike Walker
Information
Release Date
Runtime1h 27mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards1 nomination.
CompanyMorrow Productions, Film Investment Corporation of New Zealand, Kingi's Story Partnership
CountryNew Zealand
LanguageEnglish
Faifua Amiga
Faifua Amiga
Willie Hoto (as Junior Amiga)
Mitchell Manuel
Mitchell Manuel
Riki Nathan
Nicholas Rogers
Nicholas Rogers
Karl Stevens
Alison Eastwood (as Judith McIntosh)
Mike Herewini
Terence Cooper
Terence Cooper
Dave Adams
Paul Jeffries
Wi Kuki Kaa
Wi Kuki Kaa
Mr Nathan
Buddy Ruruku
Buddy Ruruku
Earl Masters
Shane Campbell
Shane Campbell
Shane Morgan
Barnard Kahu
Barnard Kahu
Boy 1
George Akavi
George Akavi
Edwin Kanara
Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Louise Kara
Jamie Rafferty
Jamie Rafferty
Danny Rewi

Kingpin (1985 film)

Kingpin is a 1985 New Zealand drama film directed by Mike Walker. It was filmed at and inspired by the residents of Kohitere Boys Training Centre in Levin, New Zealand, it follows a group of teens who are wards of the state. It was directed by Mike Walker, who co-wrote the script with Mitchell Manuel (who also played the part of Rikihana Nathan). It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.


Cast

  • Junior Amiga as Willie Hoto
  • Nicholas Rogers as Karl Stevens
  • Judy McIntosh as Alison Eastwood (as Judith McIntosh)
  • Jim Moriarty as Mike Herewini
  • Terence Cooper as Dave Adams
  • Peter McCauley as Paul Jeffries
  • Wi Kuki Kaa as Mr Nathan
  • Kevin J. Wilson as Len Crawford