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
WARNING-This movie may be hazardous to your sense of humour!
Did You Know?
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
In the scene in the train, as they approach Kaikoura, John makes mention of watching out for UFO's. This is a reference to the Kaikoura UFO incident, but this occurred in December, 1978, not September, so although the event was well known by the time of filming, it could not have been known about two and a half months beforehand. See more
[reading rental papers
Yeah. Brand spanking. Did a deal, bloke I know.
Funny deal, it's a rental.