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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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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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WARNING-This movie may be hazardous to your sense of humour!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus, Aventureiros See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (short)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, John and Gerry visit Cromwell and sell the steel trim, grille and batter, and take an oil can at a garage before driving over a bridge. Where this scene takes place was later flooded in 1992-93 by the creation of Lake Dunstan as part of the Clyde Hydroelectric Dam scheme. The garage was demolished and the bridge is now under 10 metres (33 feet) of water. See more »

Goofs

Sitting in a lounge aboard the Aratika inter-island ferry, Gerry says he read a poem downstairs on the toilet wall. The Aratika had all three of its lounges on the lower passenger (A) deck - downstairs would be the vehicle deck, which doesn't have toilets. See more »

Quotes

John: I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill, boy!
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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 »

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Featured in Cowboys of Culture (1990) See more »

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froth and depth in pretty much equal measure. An underrated future classic from down under.

A truly entertaining road movie from the early 80's, recently launched on DVD. From beginning to end, Goodbye P P is full of moments that charm and make you feel good, blended with those episodes of genuine depth that are (I think) hard to achieve in a film that sells itself for it's frothy facade. The acting is pretty good, the camera work very well done and overall a throughly enjoyable dash through beautiful New Zealand. There are certain sections of the flick that can seem rather dull but then again, I haven't seen a film that lacks these entirely.

Despite some dubious scenes (a mini out running an Oz V8 being one of them), the action sequences are believable, helped by the film and editing crews' skills.

Watch it and enjoy a surely to be cult classic.

What I found most intriguing about the whole thing was how dated everything appeared compared to early 80's UK. For those car buffs out there, check them out and you'll see what I mean but don't let that distract your attention from the subtle camera moves and as I said earlier, the quality of the acting.


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