The Legend of Johnny Lingo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Legend of Johnny Lingo
Directed by Steven Ramirez
Produced by John Garbett
Gerald R. Molen
Written by Riwia Brown
John Garbett
Starring George Henare
Rawiri Paratene
Joe Folau
Music by Kevin Kiner
Cinematography Allen Guilford
Edited by Steven Ramirez
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
Release dates
August 29, 2003
Running time
92 minutes
Country New Zealand
Language English

The Legend of Johnny Lingo is a 2003 film set in Polynesia and directed by Steven Ramirez. It is an extension of the 1969 short film Johnny Lingo that is based on a story by Patricia McGerr.


Orphan boy bounced around between families and getting into trouble, finally cast off and finds Johnny Lingo to take him under his wing. Eventually returns to first island to marry childhood sweetheart.


  • George Henare - Johnny Lingo
  • Rawiri Paratene - Malio Chief
  • Joe Folau - Tama
  • Alvin Fitisemanu - Chief Steward
  • Kayte Ferguson - Mahana
  • Peter Sa'ena-Brown - Miriama's Father
  • Hori Ahipene - Pioi
  • Jim Perry - Malio Elder
  • Sima Urale - Hoku
  • Goeretti Chadwick - Malio Seductress
  • Tausani Simei-Barton - Young Tama
  • Fokikovi Soakimi - Young Mahana

External links[edit]