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?
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
At Wellington Station, the Mini is stowed into a wagon numbered ZA651. Later on in the South Island, the wagon is numbered ZA2234. See more
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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