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Beyond Reasonable DoubtBeyond Reasonable Doubt (1980) Recommended
Dir. John Laing
Feat. David Hemmings, John Hargreaves
Probing account of events surrounding the much–publicised Crew murders that put an innocent farmer, Arthur Allan Thomas, behind bars for ten…
Other HalvesOther Halves (1984)
Dir. John Laing
Feat. Lisa Harrow, Mark Pilisi
An unlikely relationship blossoms between a 32–year–old white woman and a polynesian street–kid half her age.
Lost Tribe, TheLost Tribe, The (1985)
Dir. John Laing
Feat. John Bach, Darien Takle, Martyn Sanderson
John Bach's performance is the highlight of this mysterious drama in which he plays a man suspected of murdering his anthropologist brother who has…
Dangerous OrphansDangerous Orphans (1987)
Dir. John Laing
Feat. Peter Stevens, Michael Hurst, Jennifer Ward-Lealand
Three orphans act on their plan to avenge the death of their father but must undermine an elaborate crime ring to carry it out. With Peter Stevens,…
Absent Without LeaveAbsent Without Leave (1992)
Dir. John Laing
Feat. Craig McLauchlan
Craig McLauchlan from Neighbours stars as a love–struck newly–wed on the run from the army during WW2. Slight nostalgia with lots of…
Shirt, TheShirt, The (2000) Recommended
Dir. John Laing
Feat. Brian Sargent, Kirsty King-Turner, Jeff Szusterman
Chiefly the creation of Wellingtonian writer/producer Ross Bevan, this hits hard as a raw study of three career–junkies ‘led’ by a…
No One Can Hear YouNo One Can Hear You (2001)
Dir. John Laing
Feat. Kelly McGillis, Craig Parker, Barry Corbin
A serial–killing axe–fest set in the USA, but filmed in Auckland, New Zealand. Over the top performances almost lend camp appeal to…
True New Zealand Crime StoriesTrue New Zealand Crime Stories (How to Murder Your Wife; Monster of Mangatiti; Venus and Mars; Bloodlines; Siege) (2015) Recommended
Dir. Riccardo Pellizzeri, John Laing, Peter Burger
Feat. Mark Mitchinson, Craig Hall, Sara Wiseman
How to Murder Your Wife: A black comedy based on the true story of Alfred Benning's outlandish attempts to murder his overbearing wife in 1977.…

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