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Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  January 1984 (USA)
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Barry ...
John
Kelly Johnson ...
Gerry Austin
Claire Oberman ...
Shirl
Shirley Gruar ...
Sue
Bruno Lawrence ...
Mulvaney
Stephen Tozer ...
Traffic Cop
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Snout
Frances Edmond ...
Annette
Don Selwyn ...
Kaitaia Policeman
Clyde Scott ...
Traffic Cop
Ian Watkin ...
Father in Car
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Police Driver
Jackie Lowitt ...
Leslie Morris
Shirley Dunn ...
Rental Girl
Paki Cherrington ...
Taxi Driver
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names "Pork Pie", they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name "the Blondini gang". The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination. Written by Evan Yates

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Trivia

The beginning title card mentions driving your car whenever you pleased. This is a reference to 'car less days' that were introduced by the Muldoon government in 1979. With car less days, unless you had a exemption, you were not supposed to drive your car on the day of the week displayed on your windscreen or you could face a hefty fine. Ironically, they were phased out before Goodbye Pork Pie even reached the cinemas. See more »

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When the family on holiday driving the second yellow mini arrives at the tea room the mini has a boot lid and a roof rack with luggage on it, when the police car pulls up behind it the boot lid and roof rack are missing. See more »

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Title Card: This is a story from the pages of history, from an almost forgotten age, the good old days when you could drive your car when ever you pleased, when petrol stations were always open, and gas was less than a buck a gallon.
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Dated but excellent anarchistic New Zealand road movie
4 November 1999 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Goodbye Pork Pie is one of my favourite movies, mainly because it covers everything about road trips, hitch-hiking and hassles with the law in New Zealand. Kiwi's get a real kick from GBPP because it's a hoot to see the old police cars, the chases in Wellington CBD, the dope smoking, the small "in" jokes about how New Zealanders see each other. You might have trouble finding in in NTSC f


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