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Goodbye Pork Pie (1981)

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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 ... 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
Bruno Lawrence ...
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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Most of the audio for the chase scenes had to be re-recorded in post-production. This was due to the noise made by the numerous gravel roads. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Fantastic!
6 February 2005 | by (Jamestown, RI) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film until I searched amazon.com for my name (I'm easily amused). An actor with the same name as myself (Kelly Johnson) was the result of my search and his first film was "Goodbye Pork Pie." I purchased it straight away. I was so excited to find I actually enjoyed the film. It's quirky and crazy, a lot of fun, has great (oftentimes wacky) characters and takes you on a wild ride through New Zealand. It offers a new view of NZ if you've only seen films such as one of those "Lord of the Rings" or "Whale Rider" (a gorgeous example). The fact that it was made in 1981 enhances it's excellence. Highly recommended as an alternative to Hollywood-style humour. Adios Pork Pie!


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