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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 »

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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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Adeus, Aventureiros  »

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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

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Title Card: 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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Features Close to Home (1975) See more »

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5 August 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I saw this film years ago, back when having a VCR was a real novelty. It was available on VHS at the time. I recall very much enjoying the movie, about a couple of off-beat characters in a mini driving the length of New Zealand. Their journey takes on folk-hero proportions as they progress further and continue to elude police. What I'm wondering is if the film is available on video anywhere now? My local video shop certainly doesn't have it, and I can't find it on Amazon.com Thanks.


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