Whale Rider poster


On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male,

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2003-01-30

Runtime 101 minutes

Budget $8m

Revenue $41m


TMDB 7.3


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