Whale Rider (Special Edition)
Synopsis: There is a legend that Paikea rode on the back of a whale and led his people to New Zealand. Since that time tradition has decreed that the first-born male descendant will become chief of the tribe. Then Pai is born...and she is a girl. She grows up within a close-knit village which retains the tribes traditional spiritual relationship with the sea and their warrior values. Although loved by all, Pai faces rejection from her grandfather, Koro, who is brokenhearted that there is no grandson to carry on the line. Meanwhile, deep withing the ocean, a massive herd of whales is responding, drawn toward Pai and their twis destinies. When the whales become stranded on the beach, Koro is sure this signals an apocalyptic end to his tribe. Until one person prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the people. The Whale Rider.
Actors Cliff Curtis, Grant Roa, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton
Director Niki Caro
Where Purchased Target
Purchase Price $19.99
Purchase Date 02/05/2004
Suggested Retail Price $26.95
Release Date 10/28/2003
Year 2003
Category Children/Family, Drama
imdb.com User Rating 8.1
MPAA Rating PG-13
Studio Columbia/TriStar
Run Time 101 Minutes
Color/BW Color
Language English
Subtitles None
THX Certified N/A
Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital
Video Features 2.35:1, Anamorphic16x9
Product Features
  • Commentary/Multi-Audio
  • Deleted Footage
  • Featurette
  • Soundtrack Showcase

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