6.9/10
883
16 user 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pork Pie (2017)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.

Director: Matt Murphy
Stars: Dean O'Gorman, James Rolleston, Ashleigh Cummings
Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Featuring the characters from Murray Ball's "Footrot Flats", (New Zealands most beloved local cartoon strip ). Questions to be answered include: Will Wal Footrot win the affections of ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Ball
Stars: John Clarke, Peter Rowley, Rawiri Paratene
Smash Palace (1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Anna Maria Monticelli, Greer Robson-Kirk
Utu (1984)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In New Zealand in the 1860s the native Maori people fought the British colonials to keep the land guaranteed to them by treaty. The warrior Te Wheke fights for the British until betrayal ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Anzac Wallace, Bruno Lawrence, Tim Elliott
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Action | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Sam Neill, Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune
Pork Pie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A partly autobiographical story about a priest's son in 1960s Wales, who gets himself into trouble wherever he goes.

Director: Paul Turner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
John
Kelly Johnson ...
Gerry Austin
Claire Oberman ...
Shirl
Shirley Gruar ...
Sue
...
Mulvaney
Stephen Tozer ...
Traffic Cop
...
Snout
Frances Edmond ...
Annette
Don Selwyn ...
Kaitaia Policeman
Clyde Scott ...
Traffic Cop
Ian Watkin ...
Father in Car
...
Police Driver
Jackie Lowitt ...
Leslie Morris
Shirley Dunn ...
Rental Girl
Paki Cherrington ...
Taxi Driver
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WARNING-This movie may be hazardous to your sense of humour!


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Aventureiros  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film takes place in 1978. See more »

Goofs

Meeting Snout, a direction sign in the background points Dunedin left and Palmerston right. With Gerry and John travelling eastward from Cromwell, the sign should say Palmerston left, Dunedin right. 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.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Pork Pie (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classic switch off flick
18 March 2001 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

If you desire a film that has little effect on your psyche, then this is it. It has an enjoyment factor to rival many big budget films from both sides of the continent. To it's credit is the tiny budget and the 'number 8 fencing wire' approach by the cameramen at the time. As the Mini is now officially out of production, it may be of small comfort to know that the car involved can impress drivers from all walks of life. An icon for Mini enthusiasts as it shows the versatility of the car and for film buffs as there is more ad-libbing in the show than in a Michael Parkinson chat show. Enjoyable from start to finish, albeit too short and a bit disjointed. A classic that shows many slices of New Zealand life that no other camera would dare to cover. Enjoy.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?