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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 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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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

John is trying to get a ride to Invercargill and wanders into a dispute outside the Auckland bus station between Gerry and a traffic cop. When he tells the cop he's "involved" with Gerry and the yellow Mini, the cop asks John for his name, and he replies, "Smith". The cop smirks and walks away. Smith was the name of the main character in Sleeping Dogs, who was played by Sam Neill. The traffic cop in Goodbye Pork Pie was played by Clyde Scott, who played Jesperson in Sleeping Dogs. Jesperson, a crooked cop, relentlessly pursued the innocent Smith until his death, for "crimes against the government". Ian Mune scripted both Goodbye Pork Pie and the screenplay for Sleeping Dogs. See more »

Goofs

According to the radio, Shirl was arrested after walking out of a chemist shop without paying for her developed photographs. The camera she used in the train was a Polaroid - no development would be needed. See more »

Quotes

John: [inspecting inside a rail boxcar] It's empty! We'll stick the car in here. There's a ramp about half a mile ahead. Get up there and load up.
Gerry Austin: But I'll kill myself.
John: You can do it!
Shirl: Come on Gerry!
Gerry Austin: I'll kill you too, you silly bitch!
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Classic switch off flick
18 March 2001 | by finmckenzieSee all my reviews

If you desire a film that has little effect on your psyche, then this is it. It has an enjoyment factor to rival many big budget films from both sides of the continent. To it's credit is the tiny budget and the 'number 8 fencing wire' approach by the cameramen at the time. As the Mini is now officially out of production, it may be of small comfort to know that the car involved can impress drivers from all walks of life. An icon for Mini enthusiasts as it shows the versatility of the car and for film buffs as there is more ad-libbing in the show than in a Michael Parkinson chat show. Enjoyable from start to finish, albeit too short and a bit disjointed. A classic that shows many slices of New Zealand life that no other camera would dare to cover. Enjoy.


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