7.1/10
3,120
21 user 42 critic

Out of the Blue (2006)

Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police.

Director:

Robert Sarkies

Writers:

Bill O'Brien (book), Robert Sarkies | 1 more credit »

On Disc

at Amazon

6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Story follows the divergent agendas of criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a shipment of illegal firearms and a double homicide. Earl Pike, a criminal, tries to get his family's illegal gun collection to a safe haven.

Director: Tony Kaye
Stars: Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Aisha Tyler
Heaven (1998)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Reynolds
Stars: Martin Donovan, Daniel Edwards, Richard Schiff
Via Satellite (1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

As a family gather to watch one of their own swimming in the Olympics, minutes of fame become a hilarious and painful 24 hours when they uncover the secrets of a lifetime.

Director: Anthony McCarten
Stars: Danielle Cormack, Karl Urban, Jack Chan
Horror | Thriller | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An Anthropologist's life and reality are ripped apart by a Satanic cult.

Director: Glenn Standring
Stars: Karl Urban, Katie Wolfe, Jonathon Hendry
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.

Director: Marcos Efron
Stars: Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Linda Manz, Dennis Hopper, Sharon Farrell
Out of the Blue (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The definitive investigation on the UFO phenomenon narrated by Peter Coyle.

Directors: Tim Coleman, James Fox, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Peter Coyote, Amir D. Aczel, Bernhard Haisch
Pathfinder (2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

New Zealand milk farmer Rob gives his lover Lucinda a ring. Trying to spark up her relationship with Rob, she takes her friend Drosophila's advice and starts to try and make Rob angry. But ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Sinclair
Stars: Danielle Cormack, Karl Urban, Willa O'Neill
Chunuk Bair (1992)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A New Zealand regiment is ordered to take the hill Chunuk Bair, without the promised British support . An operation without sense , as they must return to the bottom. It is when a British ship opened fire on the hill.

Director: Dale G. Bradley
Stars: Robert Powell, Kevin J. Wilson, Jed Brophy
Scarfies (1999)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Five kiwi flatmates find something growing in their basement much to their delight, but when the rightful owner comes knocking and finds that they have appropriated the goods things start to go awry.

Director: Robert Sarkies
Stars: Willa O'Neill, Neill Rea, Ashleigh Seagar
Bent I (2018)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.

Director: Bobby Moresco
Stars: Karl Urban, Sofía Vergara, Andy Garcia
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Karl Urban ... Nick Harvey
Matthew Sunderland ... David Gray
Lois Lawn Lois Lawn ... Helen Dickson
Simon Ferry Simon Ferry ... Garry Holden
Tandi Wright ... Julie-Anne Bryson
Paul Glover ... Paul Knox
William Kircher ... Stu Guthrie
Georgia Fabish Georgia Fabish ... Chiquita Holden
Fayth Rasmussen Fayth Rasmussen ... Stacey Percy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Bartlett Timothy Bartlett ... Jimmy Dickson
Tony Bishop Tony Bishop ... Ross Percy
Baxter Cannell Baxter Cannell ... Dion Percy
Murray Davidson Murray Davidson ... Bank Manager
Dave Dudfield Dave Dudfield ... AOS / ATS Officer
Nick Duval-Smith Nick Duval-Smith ... Brian Wilson
Edit

Storyline

Ordinary people find extraordinary courage in the face of madness. On 13-14 November 1990 that madness came to Aramoana, a small New Zealand seaside village. It came in the form of a lone gunman with a rifle. As he stalked his victims the terrified and confused residents were trapped in the village for 24 hours while a handful of under-resourced and underarmed local policeman risked their lives trying to find him and save the survivors. By dawn 13 people lay dead. This is a docudrama based on a true story. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

From the last place on earth comes a true story of courage and survival.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2006 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

24 horas de furia See more »

Filming Locations:

Otago, New Zealand

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$728, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$1,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$739,865
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chris Cole is wearing a T-shirt that says: "Save our beach. Stop the smelter." This refers to the late 1970s proposal to build an aluminum smelter at Aramoana, which would have destroyed the township and threatened a local wildlife reserve, and met with a lot of resistance from residents. See more »

Goofs

When David Gray is crossing the street to go to the bank, there is a sign on a shop in the background for the TAB, but it is clearly the new logo, not the one which was used back in 1990 when this film is meant to take place. See more »

Quotes

Garry Holden's Mother: No crime in being eccentric, or they'd lock up half the Spit.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Well produced drama
14 October 2006 | by penseurSee all my reviews

It was inevitable that - like the Stan Graham saga of 1941 made into the movie "Bad Blood" - the Aramoana massacre of 1990 would eventually be turned into a feature film. To their credit, the cast and crew of this have done a good job of it and perhaps just as importantly, the script writers have attempted to provide a little insight into why it happened, although the full background is something that people will need to read the two books that were written about it to get. The film starts in the morning of the day it started (the events lasted into the next day) and continues - with only a couple of brief flashbacks on the part of Gray - till a conclusion just after Gray is shot dead by police. It manages to keep fairly true with the actual events (as described in the two books) although there are some departures of varying importance. The film works well as a drama and unlike a Hollywood movie doesn't portray anyone as a superhero, or thickly apply sentimentality. The cinematography is also superb.


25 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed