English adventurer arrives in colonial New Zealand. Starred Oliver Tobias and Temuera Morrison.
IN THE BRITISH kidult series Smuggler, swashbucking aristocrat Jack Vincent got a little overenthusiastic during the Napoleonic Wars, found himself court martialled and driven to the lowly life of a smuggler. When the locally made sequel Adventurer takes up the story. things aren't going well for him. An encounter with the excise men leads to a sentence of transportation for life to Norfolk Island. Unhappily for Vincent, the ship’s captain is none other than his brother-in-law, Lt. Harry Anderson. The two men have quarrelled violently in the past over Anderson’s treatment of Vincent’s sister and now Anderson subjects him to particularly harsh and humiliating treatment.
Vincent stages a successful mutiny, casting Anderson and those loyal to him adrift, and plans to sail to America. When the Success is shipwrecked, Vincent is one of three survivors; but Anderson also survives the storm, and vows to pursue Vincent until he sees him hanged at Execution Dock. So begins a fight for survival for Vincent and his crew, complete with hostile natives, unscrupulous sea-traders, crazed prophets and buried treasure...
Released on dvd:
From Network DVD who re-released it in 2022 as part of their Re-View collection for a limited time.