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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 »

Director:

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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Nothing could stop the men, the mini, the madness...from one end of the country to the other See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

The police car in the Wellington railway yards has a "carless day" sticker and a "carless day exemption" sticker on its windscreen. The carless day scheme was not introduced until July 1979. See more »

Quotes

Mulvaney: There's only one sure thing in this life, Blondini, and that's doubt. I think.
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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 »

Connections

Features Close to Home (1975) See more »

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kiwiana a go-go
23 November 1999 | by shaun jSee all my reviews

This film is an indispensable piece of Kiwiana. While the humour has certainly dated, it's still heaps of fun....and an excellent example of the road movie genre. Good for including many different locations in New Zealand, too. Was (and possibly still is) very popular in its native land.


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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye Pork Pie See more »

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Budget:

NZD450,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (short)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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