Kingpin (1985)

  • Drama
  • 1h 29m

The Kingpin is the biggest, the meanest, the toughest, the boss.

Set in a teenage reform school, the film centres on the new arrival of Riki Nathan, a quiet but sulky kid who just wants to do his time and get out. But in the meantime he befriends Willie Hoto, an effervescent teenage boy whose tall stories and bravado win Riki over. Willie’s small stature is in stark contrast to the bulky physique of the oppressive character, Karl. It is Karl’s ‘Kingpin’ who challenges Riki’s growing friendship with Willie, bringing about their final violent confrontation at the end.

Director

Mike Walker

Writer

Mike Walker

Producer

Gary Hannam

Director of Photography

John Toon

Producer

Mike Walker

Language

English

Country of Origin

New Zealand