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Savage (2019)

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Sam Kelly

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Sam Kelly
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Credited cast:
Jake Ryan ... Damage
John Tui ... Moses
Chelsie Preston Crayford ... Flo
Seth Flynn ... Liam
Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson ... Teen Moses
James Matamua James Matamua ... Teen Danny
Jack William Parker ... Teen Liam
Alex Raivaru Alex Raivaru ... Tug
Olly Presling Olly Presling ... Young Danny
Lotima Pome'e Lotima Pome'e ... Young Moses
Italiyah Wilson Italiyah Wilson ... Lilly
Eden Flynn Eden Flynn ... Young Liam
Poroaki Merritt-McDonald Poroaki Merritt-McDonald ... Red
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taiti Ahiao Taiti Ahiao ... Buck
Tui Rererangi Aitken Tui Rererangi Aitken ... Child Chloe
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Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

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Flo: Why do you wear that mask?
Damage: So you can see who i am
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Another great New Zealand gang film
24 September 2020 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

There have been some very good gang based movies that have come out of New Zealand over the years . Romper Stomper and Once were warriors are two that spring to mind but is Savage good enough to be mentioned in the same breath as those movies ?

Absolutely.

Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, this movie follows danny at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.

I really liked this film . It shows how one wrong turn ( or accident) in childhood can change an entire life and affect you and others for decades .

The performance are brilliant . Jake Ryan is superb and as far as I'm aware it's the first film I've seen him in anything . The young lad who plays Danny as a kid is great too.

It's violent but not gratuitous. You seen what is necessary to the story and no more and you have to applaud director Sam Kelly for not going over the top although it's still an 18 which is a shame as it will limit the audience.

I'd have no problem with my 15 year old watching this . In fact he may even learn a thing or two about how people can change despite the bum hand they have been given in life .

Savage has a limited cinematic release here in the UK and if you get the chance to see it , you should .


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New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

28 August 2020 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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