Once Were Warriors is the deeply affecting and uncompromising story of a contemporary Maori family. After 18 years and five children, Beth (Rena Owen) remains deeply in love with her husband, Jake (Temuera Morrison). Her family, however, is collapsing under the pressure of Jake's drinking and explosive violence. In order to protect her family's future, Beth must draw on all her inner strength and embrace the power of her past. 1994 Communicado Limited. All Rights Reserved.