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Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

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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Adeus, Aventureiros  »

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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

Sitting in a lounge aboard the Aratika inter-island ferry, Gerry says he read a poem downstairs on the toilet wall. The Aratika had all three of its lounges on the lower passenger (A) deck - downstairs would be the vehicle deck, which doesn't have toilets. See more »

Quotes

Traffic Cop: [to Gerry] What's your name?
Gerry Austin: Les Morris. What's yours?
Traffic Cop: Watch it.
[turns to John]
Traffic Cop: Yours?
Gerry Austin: Watch It Yours. Funny name.
John: Must be a Pom.
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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kiwiana a go-go
23 November 1999 | by (auckland, new zealand) – See all my reviews

This film is an indispensable piece of Kiwiana. While the humour has certainly dated, it's still heaps of fun....and an excellent example of the road movie genre. Good for including many different locations in New Zealand, too. Was (and possibly still is) very popular in its native land.


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