Other Halves

Other Halves (1984)

A Dangerous Love Story

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1984-10-01
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 2 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Finlayson-Hill Productions
  • Production Country: New Zealand
  • Director:
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A Polynesian street-kid and a much older middle-class housewife are both incarcerated in the same mental hospital - she for attempted suicide and he for habitual crime. A friendship grows between them such that she offers him a place to stay upon his release. However, difficulties arise with his continued criminal activities and dependence on her for support - then his gang moves in with them. The film is based upon Sue McCauley's award winning autobiographical novel.

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  • Lisa Harrow

    as Liz
  • Mark Pilisi

    as Tug
  • Paul Gittins

    as Ken
  • Clare Clifford

    as Aileen
  • Bruce Purchase

    as Irwin
  • Emma Piper

    as Audrey
  • Temuera Morrison

    as Tony
  • Fraser Stephen-Smith

    as Michael
  • Alison Routledge

    as Paula
  • Nathaniel Lees

    as Court clerk
  • David Weatherley

    as Judge
  • Stephen Tozer

    as Lawyer
  • Yvonne Lawley

    as Alice
  • John Bach

    as Jim
  • Grant Tilly

    as Dr. Wray
  • Raymond Reid

    as Billy
  • Allan Sio

    as Max
  • Olaf Ulberg

    as Bones
  • Roy Billing

    as Harry Daniels
  • Judy McIntosh

    as Nurse
Production Tom Finlayson Producer
Writing Sue McCauley Screenplay
Camera Leon Narbey Director of Photography
Editing Harley Oliver Editor
Art Robert Gillies Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Judith Crozier Costume Design
Sound Don McGlashan Original Music Composer
Directing John Laing Director