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Bad Taste

Film (Trailer) – 1988

R16
Restricted

After concocting all manner of outlandish images on 8mm film, Bad Taste was director Peter Jackson’s breakthrough; four years in the making, it was the first movie to make it from his Pukerua Bay backyard into cinemas. An all-male cast of Alien Investigation and Detection Service agents run amok with guns, rockets and misguided enthusiasm, as they face off against Lord Crumb and his alien gang, who want to turn earthlings into hamburgers. Jackson took two acting roles in this blood-soaked cult sensation. Producer Tony Hiles helped Jackson and his friends get the film over the finishing line. He writes about it here

Warning: This content may offend. Viewer discretion is advised. 

I'm a Derek, and Derek's don't run.
– Derek (Peter Jackson)

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Minett

Camera Operator, As: Frank

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Jamie Selkirk

Editor, Post-Production Supervisor

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Peter Jackson

Director, Writer, Producer, Special Effects, Camera Operator, As: Derek, Robert

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Pete O'Herne

Camera Operator, As: Barry

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Craig Smith

Camera Operator, As: Giles

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Ken Hammon

Additional Script, Camera Operator, As: Various aliens

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