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“After 20 years of marriage, Mickey and Louise have high hopes for their second honeymoon - till it's gatecrashed by their mother-in-law and two teenagers.

“The Savages are a working class West Auckland family who like drinking, and living by their own rules. SAVAGE HONEYMOON is a celebration of their passion and leather pants - and a snapshot of a couple worried their children may not be as lucky as them.
The film introduces a (now infamous) vein of Kiwi characters – the Westies, West Aucklanders who are typified by black leathers, motorbikes, classic cars and hard partying.

“Writer and director Mark Beesley has since gone onto direct the award-winning Outrageous Fortune, as well as The Almighty Johnsons, Legend of the Seeker and Nothing Trivial.” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 24/01/2014.

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Year 1999

Reference number F53482

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:32:00

Production company Rocket Pictures

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington

Credits Director: Mark Beesley
Writer: Mark Beesley
Producer: Steve Sachs
Director of Photography: Leon Narbey
1st Assistant Director: Chris Short
Continuity: Clare Cunningham
Costume Designer: Emily Carter
Production Designer: Gary MacKay
Art Director: Jane Cresswell
Editor: Margot Francis
Cast: Nicholas Eadie
Cast: Perry Piercy
Cast: Elizabeth Hawthorne
Cast: Craig Hall
Cast: Sophia Hawthorne
Cast: Stephen Hall
Cast: Stephen Lovatt
Cast: Bruce Hopkins
Cast: Ian Watkin
Cast: Megan Nicol
Cast: Nic Berry
Cast: Greg Oates
Cast: Patrick Wilson
Executive Producer: Chris Hampson
Executive Producer: Chris Brown
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission
Gary: Ian Mune

Related Link Watch the trailer

Related Link New Zealand Film Commission