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
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Did You Know?
In one scene, John and Gerry visit Cromwell and sell the steel trim, grille and batter, and take an oil can at a garage before driving over a bridge. Where this scene takes place was later flooded in 1992-93 by the creation of Lake Dunstan as part of the Clyde Hydroelectric Dam scheme. The garage was demolished and the bridge is now under 10 metres (33 feet) of water. 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
There's only one sure thing in this life, and that's doubt. I think.
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