April 29th, 2011



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An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.3/10 (1,257 voted)

Director: Ian Sharp

Stars: Ray Winstone, Temuera Morrison, Gareth Reeves

An Afrikaner veteran of the Boer War has just immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his fugitive, only to learn that he's innocent of the crime. When faced with the life changing decision to turn him in or set him free only one man will walk away alive.

Ray Winstone - Arjan van Diemen
Temuera Morrison - Kereama
Gareth Reeves - Maj. Pritchard Carlysle
Mark Mitchinson - Saunders
Daniel Musgrove - Pvt. Rennick
Andy Anderson - Bryce
Mick Rose - Sgt. Leyborne
Jodie Hillock - Lucy
Tim McLachlan - Levin
Stephen Papps - Police Officer
Steve Reinsfield - Drake

Taglines: Never Stop Running!


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 29 April 2011

Filming Locations: Karekare Beach, Karekare, Waitakere, Auckland Region, New Zealand

Box Office Details

Budget: $6,500,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


User Review

Old school action with a heart

Rating: 8/10

I saw Tracker at a preview screening a few days back and wasn't sure what to expect - The idea of Ray Winstone attempting a South African Accent in particular made me nervous. And it does get off to a slowish start. But...

As soon as the chase is underway the film really opens out. Moments of genuine threat, tension and some really quite crunchy violence are counterbalanced by a pervading air of melancholy - hunter and hunted have both lost everything - and an increasing dramatic weight to the story as they find common ground whilst engaged in a high risk game of cat and mouse.

It's not the most psychologically complicated movie in the world, basically being a boys own action film, but it's made well, with obvious love and attention to detail plus two towering central performances from the leads. And it has a heart. By the time the film reached it's climax I was properly choked up and genuinely on the edge of my seat.

And Ray did a good job with the accent after all.


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