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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:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Aventureiros See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (short)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

When the Family in the Yellow Mini wait at the Railway crossing south of Picton for the Train to pass, an XD Ford Falcon is seen on one of the wagons. The XD was not released until 1979. See more »

Quotes

John: I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill, boy!
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Alternate Versions

When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC released this in a shorter form at 94 minutes 34 seconds to secure a 'AA' rating. The film was then released to home video in 1995 with an '18' rating running to the longer 102 minutes (PAL) (105 minutes theatrical) run time. See more »

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Referenced in Snakeskin (2001) See more »

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Region 4 DVD severely cut
5 January 2006 | by hellblazer-4See all my reviews

I'm saddened to report that the region 4 2 disc DVD release has been cut by about 12 minutes, a series of cuts so severe that it renders some subplots completely meaningless.

presumably this has been done by the Director, but i still feel somewhat cheated that a original version isn't available on this "not so special edition"

However the region 2 DVD is complete,although the picture quality isn't as good. the fact the region 2 is full frame isn't too bad as the film was shot that way and theatrically matted to 1.85

my advice is that if you want to see this Kiwi classic the way you originally remember it get the Region two version


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