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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

According to a piece Geoff Murphy wrote for "Film In Aoteara New Zealand", it would have cost too much to get stunt drivers out for the shot of a police car flying off a bank and into a lake, so Murphy himself was the driver of the car for this shot. See more »

Goofs

When the Family in the Yellow Mini wait at the Railway crossing south of Picton for the Train to pass, an XD Ford Falcon is seen on one of the wagons. The XD was not released until 1979. See more »

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Mulvaney: There's only one sure thing in this life, and that's doubt. I think.
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Classic piece of NZ cinema
5 December 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A classic NZ movie. Two rebels and a stolen yellow mini treat us to a bunch of laughs as they stay ahead of the police on a 1000 mile road trip from top to bottom of NZ. Goodbye Pork Pie was a local blockbuster and sold to more overseas territories than any film of the time This is available as PAL VHS in NZ for less than $nz15.00 about $us9.00


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