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The Legend of Baron To’a (2020)


Primiering at November 11, 2020 in theaters

Action, Comedy

The film tells the story of Fritz, a Tongan entrepreneur who returns to his old neighbourhood and inadvertently causes the theft of his late father’s valued pro wrestling title belt by some ruthless gangsters led by ‘man-mountain’ Tahu. When negotiation and diplomacy fail to get it back, he is forced to embrace his father’s legacy to reclaim the title.

‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ meets ‘Kung-Fu Hustle’ in this action-packed urban adventure directed by Kiel McNaughton boasting an all-star Pasifika and Māori cast, including Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga’aia, John Tui, Shavaughn Ruakere and Fasitua Amosa alongside rising stars Duane Evans Jr. and Lotima Pome’e (General Fiyah).

Director: Kiel McNaughton

Writers: John Argall, Owen Black

Stars: Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga’aia, Shavaughn Ruakere, John Tui, Xavier Horan, Fasitua Amosa


Uli LatukefuFritz
Nathaniel LeesOtto
Jay Laga’aiaGeorge
Shavaughn RuakereRenee
John TuiBaron To’a
Xavier HoranWayne
Fasitua AmosaCarey
Duane Evans Jr.Royden
Sateki Finau-BaasLotu
Eds EramihaRick
Villa Junior LemanuHux
Ashlee FidowDaisy
Tawaroa KawanaMutz
Lotima Pome’eYoung Fritz
Ray LiufauTahu
Jaya ReesLacey
Kauri-Lee WijohnChild Fritz
Lolo RoundsTaha Tolu
Millen BairdMarlon
Siobhan MarshallJude
Tian TanUber Driver Ken
Benjamin LawTed (voice)
Api McNaughtonDamos
Hayden DanielThe Law
Christine LiuMother
Zayn MaBaby
DaxSmiley the Dog
Katlyn WongMia
Atoa PeutangiYoung Carey
Michel MulipolaBBQ Wrestler #1
Jamie SeuBBQ Wrestler #2
Brian ToleafoaJubba
Tori MarshLeroy
Leilani TominikoStilts
Caleb Just80’s Wrestler #1
Rob Eden80’s Wrestler #2
Alfred Vodermann80’s Wrestler #3
Leroy LakamuWeed Buyer
Andrew StehlinKipa
Kiel McNaughtonLui
Siaosi FonuaTapa
Matt BennettPool Player 1
Leigh HawiraPool Player 2
Howard CysterDart Player
Daniel Papali’iLittle George
Sacha EarnestThe Peloton
Jake EarnestThe Peloton
Karepa Heke KaiawhaThe Peloton
Truth SimeonThe Peloton
Renae Colman SavageThe Peloton
Thomas Colman SavageThe Peloton
Elroy StehlinThe Peloton
Mika AlekiPig Hunter
Monty GasoloPig Hunter
Maurice Hauraki ManguPig Hunter
Michael ParkerPig Hunter
Dee PimoniPig Hunter
Shaun PurcellPig Hunter
Manu TukiaPig Hunter
Sakaio VianePig Hunter
Geoffrey WongPig Hunter


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