About the Movie
Seymour Collins (Antony STARR) has come a
long way. He's left his little country town
for life in the big city. He's studying
law, enjoying life with his rich city girlfriend Moira
(Charmaine GUEST), and has just been
offered a professional sporting contract.
Enter Tupper (Roy BILLING), Seymour's
former coach. Tupper wants him to come home
to play in a historic game . the last ever
match for the town side-lined by rural decline.
Back to Nowheresville? No way. Seymour's
left that life far behind him.
Fate has other ideas. Seymour's fortunes
take an unexpected nose-dive and he returns
home to lick his wounds and break the news
to his mum (Liddy HOLLOWAY). He
specifically asks Moira not to follow him
. she just wouldn't fit in.
Moira, as usual, does exactly as she
pleases and follows him anyway. She discovers a
town barely alive. Industry has moved on
and all that's left for the locals to believe in is
their local sporting heroes.
Tupper seizes the opportunity to get
Seymour back on the team, which throws one of his
old schoolmate's plans into turmoil. Clean
(Charles MESURE) sees a professional
contract as the only way out of Ngapuk .
the only chance to make a decent life for him
and his family.
Ken (Robbie MAGASIVA) is chasing the same
contract, refusing to let a dangerous
injury keep him off the field. Another
injury could end his sporting career but if he doesn't
take the field, he as good as stuck in
When Seymour takes Ken to the doctor for a
check-up, Clean advances his plans to get
Seymour out of the picture by humiliating
Moira. In the process he shames another team
stalwart Larry (Jon BRAZIER). This sets
the scene for a brutal and frenzied finale to
Ngapukurau sporting history.
There's just one chance, one game, one
opportunity for glory and three men are chasing
it. What transpires on the field will
alter the course of their lives forever.