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Terry and the Gunrunners - First Episode Television – 1985 Children

Terry and the Gunrunners - First Episode

Television – 1985 Children

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This first episode from the kidult series pits 12 year old Terry Teo, sister Polly and brother Ted against a gang of gunrunners led by crime boss Ray Vegas (former Goon Michael Bentine) after Terry skates down the wrong driveway and stumbles on the crims and their illegal arsenal. Terry was fondly remembered by Kiwi kids who grew up in the 80s. Taking cues from the Stephen Ballantyne and Bob Kerr comic it was based on, there are Batman-esque graphics and arcade game style animated sequences. Sean Duffy’s bald villain is called Curly and the bikie is Billy T.

If a Belgian boy can be internationally famous since 1933, then why can’t an Antipodean one?
– Producer Logan Brewer makes Tintin comparisons (Press, 18 February 1984)

Produced by

Finlayson-Hill

Acknowledgements

Made in association with Television New Zealand and the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Theme music by Don McGlashan.