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Never Say Die (1988)

A young couple are mysteriously pursued by people with increasingly elaborate attempts to kill them; they narrowly escape death repeatedly via a series of car chases and shoot-outs.

Director:

Geoff Murphy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Temuera Morrison ... Alf Winters
Lisa Eilbacher ... Melissa Jones
George Wendt ... Mr. Witten
Tony Barry ... Insp. Evans
Jason Greenwood Jason Greenwood ... Fire Chief
Judy Fyfe Judy Fyfe ... Woman Driver
Phillip Gordon Phillip Gordon ... Taxi Driver (as Phil Gordon)
Ian Richard Stewart Ian Richard Stewart ... Hunter
Peter Bell Peter Bell ... Cop in Jaguar
Marcel Kroes Marcel Kroes ... Cop in Jaguar
Russell Smith Russell Smith ... Pilot
John Clarke ... Car Salesman
Geoff Murphy ... Jack
Elizabeth McRae Elizabeth McRae ... Daisy
Jill Ranger Jill Ranger ... Westport Airport Girl
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A young couple are mysteriously pursued by people with increasingly elaborate attempts to kill them; they narrowly escape death repeatedly via a series of car chases and shoot-outs.

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When everyone's out to get you, and you don't know why... NEVER SAY DIE!

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1988 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Kieltäydy kuolemasta See more »

Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Good tongue-in-cheek fun
13 May 2002 | by penseurSee all my reviews

Director Geoff Murphy clearly had an enjoyable time making this, putting James Bond type action into New Zealand's South Island West Coast, a marvellous, sparcely populated rain forest terrain, but has it all starting in New Zealand's biggest city as a contrast. Although the action is serious, the male and female lead characters (both played by rather sexy actors) have a mysterious enemy out to get them resulting in plenty of action and spills, there is also plenty of subtle humour along the way - my favourite scene is when commando types in a black helicopter appear, firing bullets into the lead characters' hideout while "Ghost Riders in the Sky" plays on their stereo. Many reviewers at the time of this film's release saw it as a kind of sequel in spirit to "Goodbye Pork Pie" made by Murphy 10 years earlier. This are very few New Zealand films available on home video/DVD release which is a real shame. For those interested in a good reference book, I recommend "Celluloid Dreams", available from Amazon.com


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