Expelled from school for repeating one of his father's very down-to-earth philosophies in an English lesson, Thunderbox Jnr finds himself in the workforce and getting into trouble with the law. Part of the E Tipu Te Rea series.
Part of the E Tipu E Rea series, Thunderbox tells the story of a boy learning about hypocrisy through his unusual relationship with his father.
This was the film debut for director Lee Tamahori after a long career in television commercials. Tamahori went on to direct the phenomenally successful Once Were Warriors.