Release date1990 CastTerence Cooper, Ian McElhinney, Martin Maguire Similar moviesIan McElhinney appears in The Grasscutter and Hidden Agenda, Snakeskin (2001), Perfect Strangers (2003), Out of the Blue (2006), Scarfies (1999)
The Grasscutter is a 1990 film directed by Ian Mune and written by Roy Mitchell. It was shot in southern New Zealand, mostly in Queenstown and Dunedin.
The music was written by Don McGlashan and Wayne Laird.
A landscape architect (Cooper) living in New Zealand finds that his past catches up with him. Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) loyalists from Northern Ireland have discovered the new identity he was given after becoming a "supergrass" and come after him, drastically increasing New Zealand's violent crime rate in the process.