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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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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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Geoff Murphy: attendant at second petrol station. See more »

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Leslie Morris's license states she is a 33-year old female. It is unclear how 19-year-old male Gerry could have successfully used the license to obtain a rental car. 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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Typical road movie that's still entertaining
18 June 2001 | by (chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Typical road/buddy movie about two strangers who come together through circumstance and then bond in their quest to snub authority and the system. This time it's done in along trek across New Zealand in a very small (yet very durable) little car. Certainly not the most original idea and not the most plausible either. Yet the humor is genuinely funny and the characters are better defined than other movies of similar type (ala GUMBALL RALLY). Actor Johnson is particularly good as a rebellious and confused young man with no constructive outlet to channel his emotions. Overall this is not a important movie nor even a memorable one, but it is a enetertaining one that should bring out everyones deep seated desire for independance and nonconformity.


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