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