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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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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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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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Trivia

The film was remade 37 years later as Pork Pie (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Gerry and John are returning to the train in Christchurch at 8:45pm, twilight can be seen in the background. Being late September, twilight would have been well over by 8:00pm. See more »

Quotes

Mulvaney: There's only one sure thing in this life, Blondini, and that's doubt. I think.
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Referenced in Snakeskin (2001) See more »

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Goodbye Pork Pie-Director Geoff Murphy has made one of the most successful films from New Zealand.
21 June 2013 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

One cannot blame the current generation of viewers for their ignorance as most of them blindly believe that the New Zealand film industry is represented by Peter Jackson. This kind of miserable ignorance prevails as there are many who have not seen old films which were influential in revealing the richness of the cinema made in New Zealand. One of the best known films from New Zealand, 'Goodbye Pork Pie' is the best example of how innovative ideas help a film to achieve tremendous local success as well worldwide acclaim. It was made by director and writer team of Geoff Murphy and Ian Mune, who are considered as New Zealand cinema's important directors. Although Goodbye Pork Pie is classified as a road movie, it is much more than that as it is for the first time that a film made in New Zealand has covered the entire nation with only three characters who represent three different faces of New Zealand. The general outlook of rebellion appears to be credulous as big doses of humor were added in order to speak against the system. The natural beauty of New Zealand is filmed in such an artistic, professional manner that one would easily be tempted to pack bags and immediately leave for a trip to those parts. Lastly, those viewers who care about the promotion of serious cinema would not hesitate to explore some other films made by Geoff Murphy name Utu and The Quiet Earth.


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