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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John is trying to get a ride to Invercargill and wanders into a dispute outside the Auckland bus station between Gerry and a traffic cop. When he tells the cop he's "involved" with Gerry and the yellow Mini, the cop asks John for his name, and he replies, "Smith". The cop smirks and walks away. Smith was the name of the main character in Sleeping Dogs, who was played by Sam Neill. The traffic cop in Goodbye Pork Pie was played by Clyde Scott, who played Jesperson in Sleeping Dogs. Jesperson, a crooked cop, relentlessly pursued the innocent Smith until his death, for "crimes against the government". Ian Mune scripted both Goodbye Pork Pie and the screenplay for Sleeping Dogs. See more
The police car in the Wellington railway yards has a "carless day" sticker and a "carless day exemption" sticker on its windscreen. The carless day scheme was not introduced until July 1979. 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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