Whale Rider


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Release Date: June 06, 2003Running Time: 104 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $20,772,796.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Foreign, Romance

Cast:
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Rawiri Paratene
Vicky Haughton
Cliff Curtis

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Summary:
On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs have always been the first-born and male. Many generations later, the contemporary tale revolves around a young mother whose male newborn twin dies in childbirth. Her young husband flees New Zealand in grief, leaving grandparents Koro and Nanny Flowers to raise the sole survivor, a feisty little girl named Pai, who radiates with life and energy. It's no wonder that her grandmother and the entire community love her, but alas, the gra... Full Summary >>

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