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Goodbye Pork Pie (1980)

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
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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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Adeus, Aventureiros  »

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Trivia

Most of the audio for the chase scenes had to be re-recorded in post-production. This was due to the noise made by the numerous gravel roads. See more »

Goofs

The driver license of Leslie Morris states her address is 63 Bassett Street, Remuera. Later in the film when Gerry tells John and Shirl about the license, he says her address is 25 Dennis Court Road, Remuera. 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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Referenced in Snakeskin (2001) See more »

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Fantastic!
6 February 2005 | by (Jamestown, RI) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film until I searched amazon.com for my name (I'm easily amused). An actor with the same name as myself (Kelly Johnson) was the result of my search and his first film was "Goodbye Pork Pie." I purchased it straight away. I was so excited to find I actually enjoyed the film. It's quirky and crazy, a lot of fun, has great (oftentimes wacky) characters and takes you on a wild ride through New Zealand. It offers a new view of NZ if you've only seen films such as one of those "Lord of the Rings" or "Whale Rider" (a gorgeous example). The fact that it was made in 1981 enhances it's excellence. Highly recommended as an alternative to Hollywood-style humour. Adios Pork Pie!


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