History Film / OnceWereWarriors

9th Aug '16 10:53:14 PM youwhat
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* BadassGrandpa: The instructor in the traditional Maori ways is at least 50 and he easily takes a stick from Jake and does some pretty impressive martial arts with it.

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* BadassGrandpa: The instructor in the traditional Maori ways is at least 50 and he easily takes a stick from Jake Boogie and does some pretty impressive martial arts with it.
19th Jun '16 5:26:46 AM Mightymoose101
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he finds it too far that [[spoiler: Bully has raped Grace]] and beats the bloody pulp out of him.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jake is a completely amoral bastard who is almost always drunk, unconcerned about his family’s budget and survival, beats and rapes Beth, and nearly beats Grace at one point. However, even he finds it too far that is badly shaken by [[spoiler: Grace's suicide]], and [[spoiler: beats Uncle Bully has raped Grace]] and beats the to a bloody pulp in a blind rage when he finds out of him. he raped her.]]
9th Mar '16 5:39:15 AM hibiwareta
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* AbusiveParents: Jake, so very much.



* BestFriend: Dooley to Jake, Mavis to Beth, Toot to Grace.



* TheCaretaker: Grace consoling her younger siblings as they cry listening to Jake beating up Beth.



* EightiesHair: Mavis has some pretty big, puffy curls.



* FantasyForbiddingFather: Jake, who criticises Grace for always writing stories. Towards the end of the film he even rips her diary in half.



* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.

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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.


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* KissKissSlap: Grace does not react well to getting a surprise kiss from Toot.


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* WorkoutFanservice: It's short, but in the start of the film Nig and his buddies are shown working out in an improvised gym.
9th Mar '16 5:03:27 AM hibiwareta
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* CoolBigSis: Grace to her younger siblings.


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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played straight with Grace and Boogie. Grace is the older of the pair, is responsible and stays out of trouble. Younger brother Boogie smokes, runs with gangs, and is apparently no stranger to the police.


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* MamaBear: Beth. Especially after [[spoiler: Grace's death]].
9th Mar '16 4:46:49 AM hibiwareta
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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Mavis.
6th Mar '16 5:18:39 PM GrammarNavi
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Due to its success it became something of an icon for the New Zealand film industry of the 90s, creating a number of persistent NZ [[MemeticMutation cultural memes]] and adding to the cult status of TemueraMorrison.

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Due to its success it became something of an icon for the New Zealand film industry of the 90s, creating a number of persistent NZ [[MemeticMutation cultural memes]] and adding to the cult status of TemueraMorrison.
Creator/TemueraMorrison.
29th Jan '16 1:31:22 AM Amelon1
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out [[spoiler: a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...]]
28th Jan '16 4:20:05 AM Amelon1
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* TheFilmOfTheBook:

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* TheFilmOfTheBook:TheFilmOfTheBook
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At one point, the family stops by the road and Beth points out a cemetery where her ancestors are buried...
-->'''Grace:''' I'd love to go see them.\\
'''Beth:''' Not before me, you don't.
7th May '15 11:35:50 AM KingClark
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* DepartmentofChildDisservices: The hapless social worker who visits the Hekes. Subverted in that Boogie actually ''does'' get better after being taken away.

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* DepartmentofChildDisservices: DepartmentOfChildDisservices: The hapless social worker who visits the Hekes. Subverted in that Boogie actually ''does'' get better after being taken away.
7th May '15 11:17:47 AM KingClark
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* MoodWhiplash: Nearly every scene of beating is preceded and almost immediately followed by bikes, sunglasses and other superficial cool.

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* MoodWhiplash: Nearly every scene of beating is preceded and almost immediately followed by bikes, sunglasses and other superficial cool.superficially cool thing.
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