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Whale Rider

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Synopsis: 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, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Tagline: In the ways of the ancients she found a hope for the future.

Franchise: -
Released: 2003-01-30
Revenue: $41,400,000
Budget: $8,000,000
Runtime: 101 minutes
Status: Released
Rating: 7.132
Genres: Drama Family

Movie Cast:

Movie Character
Vicky Haughton
Mana Taumaunu
Tammy Davis
Mabel Wharekawa
Rawinia Clarke
Miss Parata
Tahei Simpson

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