Out Of The Blue

Out Of The Blue

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Average of 1876 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2006 M Contains offensive language.

On November 13th 1990, in the small New Zealand seaside town of Aramoana, local man David Gray took a high-powered automatic weapon and shot dead 13 people.

It remains the worst mass murder in New Zealand's history.

As emergency services scrambled to reach Aramoana, a handful of young, under-armed local policemen risked their lives trying to find the gunman.

Terrified and confused residents were trapped in their homes for 24 hours, not knowing where David Gray was - or if they would become his next victim.

There were great feats of bravery on that terrible day - from ordinary people in the most extraordinary of situations.

OUT OF THE BLUE is a gripping and powerful story of courage and survival.

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93 minutes
Magna Pacific
2008 New Zealand Film And TV Awards
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Urban

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1; English Dolby 2.0

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3 by Iwirakau

An excellent movie - well worth watching considering it is part of New

Zealand history. I would recommend this to others who were not around at the time that this happened. I was overseas so... Read more

4 by Joy

I would not consider "Out of the Blue" to be cool - it was far too tragic. I thought that the acting was realistic and natural, the production excellent, and all in all, a beautifully presented story.

4 by Ali1

Unexpected rendition of a tragic day in NZ history. Empathetic to all involved and avoids stating the obvious or even trying to make the gunman the worst kind of guy, more a tragic figure that only... Read more

5 by Freddie01

Interesting DVD based on the events of Aramoana. Typical of NZ production in a matter of fact style drama. I liked the fact that they didn't glorify the violence (for example, if it were an American... Read more

2 by Jen102

Out of the Blue is a doco-drama-real account type of a movie. Its moving. Cinematography is brilliant.

3 by virginflighty

Being Australian I can relate to this with our Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania. I always ask the question why? What makes people like this tick? It is a good one to watch although sad reality.

3 by B171

I was a tad disappointed with this movie, it was bit on the weak side. Some of the acting wasn't the greatest & the director was off with the setting - looked more like the 80's than 1990 when it took... Read more


Can't say that this movie really did it for me. Very depressing story of a girl who really had no hope in life due to her upbringing - ended appropriately I thought the only way it really could. Ok... Read more

1 by KiwiTek

Unfortunately this film has a very 1980s New Zealand film feel about it with the director trying to utilize some clever story telling techniques, and failing.

The story for this movie was obviously... Read more

1 by Mandrake#2

Out Of The Blue was extremely disappointing given its riveting build-up. Unlike the far superior predecessor, the 1981 'Bad Blood', OOTB had a shallow hesitancy about it that left me asking: what was... Read more