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True Crime: Siege (2012)

Siege (original title)
On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. ... See full summary »

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Mike Smith

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John Banas
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Tobeck ... Superintendent Sam Hoyle
Mark Mitchinson ... Jaan Molenaar
Miriama Smith ... Delwyn Keefe
Alistair Browning ... Inspector Mike O'Leary
Darren Young ... Senior Constable Len Snee
Toby Leach Toby Leach ... Senior Constable Grant 'Blue' Diver
Will Hall ... Senior Constable Bruce Miller
Jon Cummings Jon Cummings ... Lenny Holmwood
Kirk Torrance ... Sergeant Heath Jones
Mark Warren Mark Warren ... Brad Clark
Peter Feeney ... Senior Constable Paul Symonds
Nathalie Boltt ... Vicki Snee
Laurie Dee ... Inspector Kevin Kalff
Jason Whyte Jason Whyte ... Sergeant Ryan Wood
Andrew Robertt ... Mike Burne
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On the 7th of May 2009, Senior Constables Len Snee, Grant Diver and Bruce Miller arrived at 41 Chaucer Rd in Napier to serve a search warrant on Jan Molenaar for the growing of cannabis. This was just a routine warrant, something they had done countless times. What was meant to be an ordinary procedure turned into three of New Zealand's darkest days and ended with one police officer dead, two officers critically injured and a member of the public fighting for his life. In some fifty hours Jan Molenaar made a permanent and devastating imprint upon the national psyche of New Zealand as he changed the lives of individuals, families, a police community, and a city. The siege was one of the worst and unexpected cases of violence both Napier and New Zealand had witnessed and it was all the more shocking because of its ordinary suburban backdrop. Written by Thelemic

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2012 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Belägring See more »

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NZD2,600,000 (estimated)
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The film was shot in the actual house occupied by Jan Molenaar during the Napier siege in 2009. See more »

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Quite a tight docudrama
26 April 2019 | by hall_raSee all my reviews

Given Hollywood's obsession with gun-toting heroes, this is quite the refreshing change. It's structured around a cannabis bust that escalated into an armed siege in New Zealand. New Zealand's police officers aren't armed and aren't used to dealing with well armed, determined, trained gunmen.

As the drama unfolds you get a sense of how initial shocked chaos developed into a more determined and disciplined approach. There's a decent ensemble cast and it doesn't dwell too much on one point of view.

Well worth the hour and a half.


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