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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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Geoff Murphy
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Cast

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

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


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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Aventureiros See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Geoff Murphy: attendant at second petrol station. See more »

Goofs

We don't see how they get the Mini back off the train. See more »

Quotes

John: [reading rental papers] Nice car.
Gerry Austin: Yeah. Brand spanking. Did a deal, bloke I know.
John: Funny deal, it's a rental.
Gerry Austin: Funny bloke.
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Featured in Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill (1995) See more »

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Fantastic!
6 February 2005 | by eeren16See 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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