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Spies and Lies (2010)

Based on the book: 'The Plot to Subvert Wartime New Zealand' by Hugh Price A true story. 1942. New Zealand is at war. Times are desperate. The Japanese invasion seems imminent. At this ... See full summary »

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Simon Bennett
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Aston ... Cornish
James Beaumont James Beaumont ... Semple
Kama Brown Kama Brown ... Ngaire
Jonny Brugh ... Younger SIB Soldier (as Jonathan Brugh)
Eddie Campbell Eddie Campbell ... Charlie Remmers
Mark Clare Mark Clare ... Older SIB Soldier
Todd Emerson Todd Emerson ... Nicholls
Peter Hambleton ... Prime Minister Peter Fraser
Kelson Henderson ... Steven
Jason Hoyte ... Martini
Murray Keane Murray Keane ... Burly Local #1
Emma Kinane Emma Kinane ... Molly
Stephen Lovatt ... Meikle
Ascia Maybury ... Martini's Girlfriend
Nick Miller ... Police Officer #2
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Based on the book: 'The Plot to Subvert Wartime New Zealand' by Hugh Price A true story. 1942. New Zealand is at war. Times are desperate. The Japanese invasion seems imminent. At this perilous moment, confidence trickster Syd Ross completes his sentence and is released from Waikeria Prison. He makes a phone call and finds himself in front of Prime Minister Fraser. Syd tells a tale of sabotage and assassination, of a Nazi plot to take over New Zealand. Fraser contacts Major Folkes, head of the Security Intelligence Bureau. Folkes seizes on Ross' story, gives Ross a new identity, a car, money and accommodation at The Grand in Rotorua. Ross is to gather evidence on the 'Nazi plot'. As he does so, Folkes puts together a secret dossier, embroidering Ross' lies and building a picture of a country in extreme danger. SPIES AND LIES is a ripping yarn about conspiracy, incompetence, and an extraordinary hoax that challenged the highest levels of New Zealand government. Written by South Pacific Pictures

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2010 (New Zealand) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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South Pacific Pictures See more »
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