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Roger Donaldson
Born November 15, 1945 (age 74)
Roger Donaldson (born 15 November 1945) is an Australian-born New Zealand film director, producer and writer whose films include The World's Fastest Indian (2005), acclaimed 1981 relationship drama Smash Palace, and a run of titles shot in the United States, including the Kevin Costner films No Way Out (1987) and Thirteen Days (2000), and the 1997 disaster film Dante's Peak.
The Bank Job
[2008]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1h 51min
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Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
The November Man
[2014]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Thriller | 1h 48min
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An ex-C.I.A. operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level C.I.A. officials and the Russian President-elect.
The Recruit
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Mystery | 1h 55min
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A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.
Seeking Justice
[2011]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 45min
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After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.
The World's Fastest Indian
[2005]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Sport | 2h 7min
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The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
Dante's Peak
[1997]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Thriller | 1h 48min
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A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.
Species
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 48min
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A group of scientists try to track down and trap a killer alien seductress before she successfully mates with a human.
Thirteen Days
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Thriller | 2h 25min
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A dramatization of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.
Cocktail
[1988]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 44min
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A talented New York City bartender takes a job at a bar in Jamaica and falls in love.
No Way Out
[1987]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 54min
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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.
The Getaway
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Crime | 1h 55min
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Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate... see more
The Bounty
[1984]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2h 12min
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Fed up with their captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship crew decides to take action.
McLaren
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Action, Biography, Documentary, Drama | 1h 32min
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The story of Bruce McLaren, the New Zealander who founded the McLaren Motor Racing team. A man who showed the world that a man of humble beginnings could take on the elite of motor racing and win.
Cadillac Man
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 37min
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Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun..
White Sands
[1992]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
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A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Marie
[1985]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 52min
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.
Smash Palace
[1981]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 48min
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Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms of another man, he takes his daughter, Georgie and heads for the bush, desperately hoping to hold on to the only family he has left.
Sleeping Dogs
[1977]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 47min
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Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught between warring factions.
Documentary | Documentary, Short | 26min
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Short subject documentary about land speed record holder Burt Munro. Produced for NZBC.
All Quiet on the Western Front
[2018]
 
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A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
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