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  1. The trailer for the film.

  2. An excerpt from this feature film.

  3. Part one of a two-part interview with Writer/Director/Producer Geoff Murphy.

  4. Part two of a two-part interview with Writer/Director/Producer Geoff Murphy.

  5. An interview with Nigel Hutchinson.

  6. Interview excerpts with actor John Bach, editor Mike Horton and cinematographer Alun Bollinger

  7. Excerpt of Simon Morris interview with Geoff Murphy

  8. The credits from this feature film.


Geoff Murphy's second feature was a low-budget smash, definitively proving that New Zealanders could make blockbusters too. Young rascal Gerry steals a yellow Mini from a Kaitaia rental company. Heading south, he meets John, who wants his wife back; and a hitchhiker named Shirl. Soon they are driving to Invercargill to find her, with the cops in hot pursuit. Eluding the police with hair-raising driving, verve and trickery, it's not long before the "Blondini gang" are hailed as folk heroes, onscreen and off.


A perspective by Richard King 22.08.2008

Goodbye Pork Pie was the first New Zealand film to go Cannes, where it screened in the market in 1980. With its iconic yellow mini, good-natured DIY daring and laconic humour this most Kiwi of road movies quickly sold to 20 territories, ...

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Credits (28)

 Geoff Murphy
 Nigel Hutchinson
 Ian Mune

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you little bewdy

 Christine Zivkovic

Christine Zivkovic

Peter Zivkovic was the stunt driver. He also co-ordinated the car action scenes with fellow Wellington Car Club members.



Brilliant brilliant Kiwi film... absolutely a classic. Just gets better and better every time I watch it :)



THE Kiwi movie.

 chris reynolds

chris reynolds

Would like to mention crew ~ Robyn Murphy, Wardrobe, Chris Reynolds, Make~up

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