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Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

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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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WARNING-This movie may be hazardous to your sense of humour!


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January 1984 (USA)  »

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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 »

Goofs

The police car in the Wellington railway yards has a "carless day" sticker and a "carless day exemption" sticker on its windscreen. The carless day scheme was not introduced until July 1979. See more »

Quotes

John: [inspecting inside a rail boxcar] It's empty! We'll stick the car in here. There's a ramp about half a mile ahead. Get up there and load up.
Gerry Austin: But I'll kill myself.
John: You can do it!
Shirl: Come on Gerry!
Gerry Austin: I'll kill you too, you silly bitch!
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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5 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago, back when having a VCR was a real novelty. It was available on VHS at the time. I recall very much enjoying the movie, about a couple of off-beat characters in a mini driving the length of New Zealand. Their journey takes on folk-hero proportions as they progress further and continue to elude police. What I'm wondering is if the film is available on video anywhere now? My local video shop certainly doesn't have it, and I can't find it on Amazon.com Thanks.


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