We're Here To Help

We're Here To Help

We're Here To Help
Kiwi feature based on the book 'Be Very Afraid'; Dave Henderson's account of his own battles with the ultimate Goliath - the IRD.

One day in 1994, Dave Henderson (Thomson) strolled up to the tax department in Christchurch and told one of the ratty little taxmen off. Earlier that day, the taxman had made suggestive comments to Dave's ladyfriend (Smith). And so the IRD decided to make life difficult for Dave, with endless audits, red tape and legal complexities. Dave fought them though, losing his girlfriend, house & business in the process. Eventually he sought help at government level, with ACT bulldog Rodney Hide (Hurst).
2007Rating: PG, contains course language85 minsNew Zealand
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

If ever there was a true example of a TV movie, then We’re Here To Help would be it. That’s not a cruel remark or a warning, but rather a justification that the work simply doesn’t have the extensive canvas or cinematic prowess that independent films should have. It’s cheap, simple, and rather modest. Just as well there’s a good story behind it.

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

You could go to We’re Here To Help because it could have happened to anyone, and because it did happen to someone. But you should go to We’re Here To Help because it is a very good movie. And if you need another reason, then consider this irony: tax-payers money went towards funding it. For a hint of egg on face, I’d say that’s the best money we’ll ever spend...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

This could have been an incredibly dull movie about tax. Instead, it's a tense journey into one man's all too real bureaucratic nightmare...

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