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Came a Hot Friday (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  4 October 1985 (USA)
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Set in post-war (1949) rural New Zealand, this film traces the efforts of two con men to run a betting scam in a small town (Tainuea) already rife with illegal gambling corruption, and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Bland ...
Wes Pennington
Phillip Gordon ...
Cyril Kidman
Michael Lawrence ...
Don Jackson
Billy T. James ...
The Tainuia Kid
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Sel Bishop
Don Selwyn ...
Norm Cray
Marise Wipani ...
Esmerelda
Erna Larsen ...
Dinah
Philip Holder ...
Dick
Tricia Phillips ...
Claire
...
Don's Dad
Michael Morrissey ...
Morrie
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Darkie Benson
Hemi Rapata ...
Kohi
Bridget Armstrong ...
Aunt Agg
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Set in post-war (1949) rural New Zealand, this film traces the efforts of two con men to run a betting scam in a small town (Tainuea) already rife with illegal gambling corruption, and eccentricity. Written by Vanessa Der Klawer <vandrklw@is.nyu.edu>

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The brand of green plastic roofing visible above the saxophonist's balcony was not in use in the 1940s. See more »

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Sel Bishop: [pointing a rifle at Wes] You're dumb, Pennington! You're stupid! And, my God, I hate stupid people!
Wes Pennington: [indignantly] I have a degree in economics!
Sel Bishop: Shut up!
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I Came, I saw, I laughed a LOT!
15 July 2000 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When I wasn't clutching at my stomach or peering through tears in my eyes, all because I was laughing so hard, I was actually able to watch the film. What great fun! There are some classic moments that truly epitomize humor in the film industry. The New Zealand team that produced this film should be proud of such a silly accomplishment. Great film, lots of laughs. This is one that I will enjoy over and over!


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