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Goodbye Pork Pie Film – 1981 Action Comedy

Goodbye Pork Pie

Film – 1981 Action Comedy

PG Parental Guidance
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Goodbye Pork Pie was a low-budget smash, definitively proving that Kiwis could make blockbusters too. Young rascal Gerry (Kelly Johnson) 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 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 remake began filming in 2016, directed by Matt Murphy — son of Geoff, who directed the original. 

I told you we shouldn't sell the flags.
– Gerry (Kelly Johnson)

Produced by

  • Pork Pie Productions

  • AMA Productions

Availability

Available to buy and rent from NZ Film On Demand.

Acknowledgements

Funded with the assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Original music composed by John Charles

Additional music performed by band Street Talk