Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Dear John - BASF

Dear John - BASF

Commercial (Full Length) – 1981

Cindy
Cindy
11 Apr 2020 - 09.39am
This reminds me of US military 💖💋
1 Jul 2017 - 09.08pm
hahahaha
Boxee Kiriona
Boxee Kiriona
12 Jun 2016 - 09.53pm
Sweet As...I was in the Army at Waiouru when this ad came on.Excellent
Debbie
Debbie
9 Mar 2015 - 05.03pm
Love it!! Talk about a blast from the past, I was telling my kids about this ad, and my husband and I could say it/ sing it from start to finish. Great memories.
Alice
Alice
6 Jan 2015 - 08.57am
lol brought back some cool memories, cheers.
Peter MacGregor
Peter MacGregor
19 Nov 2014 - 07.03pm
My sister, Jacqui Fitzgerald, is the voice singing this. Just let her know I had seen it again.
Baronia Tipu
Baronia Tipu
27 May 2014 - 10.25pm
Awwee...I wondered where this disappeared to :( Loved it and still do thank you so much for this beautiful but sad rememberance :)
Greg Bepper
Greg Bepper
6 Jun 2013 - 08.48am
Karen Lapslie... I ain't gone yet! ;) - Greg Bepper (Dear John)
George Henderson
George Henderson
3 May 2013 - 05.49pm
The late Wellington musician Kevin Hawkins (The Amps, Shoes This High, Fishschool) was an extra in this advert; he's the one on the left at 0.24
Paula
Paula
1 May 2013 - 11.36am
Probably my favorite NZ ad ever.
cath
cath
12 Mar 2013 - 12.56am
PS: I am biased about Jacqui singing it because she is my sister and still lives in Auckland NewZealand - retired and focussed on an Art career after getting her Batchelor of Arts a Elim at the tender age of 50 something a few years ago!
cath
cath
12 Mar 2013 - 12.53am
They should get Jacqui FitzGerald to Sing it again - because she has an amazing voice. Film the ad with the soldier using newer technology i.e.: an iPhone.
Lizzy
Lizzy
15 Feb 2013 - 10.40pm
Yup I remember this ad and love it as much as I did then. A classic.
Nadine
Nadine
15 Feb 2013 - 12.16pm
one of the all time best ads in the world me thinks.
BK
BK
14 Feb 2013 - 07.43pm
Ron Highfield - art direction at it's simplest and best.
Noeleen
Noeleen
19 Nov 2012 - 10.40am
I can still sing along word for word 30 odd years later ..... must be a good ad!!
Karen Lapslie
Karen Lapslie
17 Jul 2012 - 01.39pm
My brother Kevin James Hawkins is one of the young soldiers in this ad. He is sitting in a jeep and smiles at a soldier to his left and then puts his head down on his arm. Great ad. Sadly, Kevin and most of the actors in this advertisement have now passed away.
Karen Lapslie
vetapilia
vetapilia
23 Oct 2011 - 02.37pm
classic, wil & always wil b
Melissa Taukiri
Melissa Taukiri
9 Apr 2011 - 07.29pm
FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Love it remember it so well! lol
mary
mary
25 Jan 2011 - 02.20pm
the best ad ever
Please keep your comments relevant to this title. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

If you liked this, you might also like...

Collection
Collection image for The Tony Williams Collection

The Tony Williams Collection

This collection showcases the career of NZ screen...

Collection
Collection image for The Top 10 NZ Television Ads

The Top 10 NZ Television Ads

Great adverts are mini works of magic. This collection of...

Collection
Collection image for 60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

60 TV Moments: 1960 - 2020

60 TV moments from across the decades, celebrating 60...

Thumbnail image for Bugger - Toyota Hilux

Bugger - Toyota Hilux

Another famous Tony Williams commercial

Thumbnail image for Great Crunchie Train Robbery  - Cadbury Crunchie

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie

Another classic Tony Williams ad

Thumbnail image for Kiwis in Korea

Kiwis in Korea

Newsreel about NZ troops serving in Korea

Thumbnail image for Spot - Telecom

Spot - Telecom

More famous Tony Williams commercials

Thumbnail image for Crumpy and Scotty - Toyota Hilux

Crumpy and Scotty - Toyota Hilux

Another classic Kiwi commercial

Thumbnail image for Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang

Shoop Shoop Diddy Wop Cumma Cumma Wang Dang

Another incarnation of composer Murray Grindlay

Thumbnail image for Weekly Review No. 183

Weekly Review No. 183

An NZ soldier in Italy receives more uplifting mail from...

Thumbnail image for Dancing Cossacks - 1975 National Party

Dancing Cossacks - 1975 National Party

Another ad created by Colenso

Thumbnail image for Jockey Underwear

Jockey Underwear

A classic Kiwi ad from an earlier decade

Thumbnail image for Voiceover

Voiceover

Bad news sent home

Thumbnail image for This is Korea

This is Korea

An NFU doco on Kiwi armed forces in Korea

Thumbnail image for Red Blooded - Lion Red

Red Blooded - Lion Red

Another famous NZ TV advert

Thumbnail image for Russian Roulette - Drink Driving

Russian Roulette - Drink Driving

Another high profile ad from the 80s

Thumbnail image for Light as a Feather - Cadbury Flake

Light as a Feather - Cadbury Flake

Another famous 80s ad

Thumbnail image for Flatmates - 4, Episode Four

Flatmates - 4, Episode Four

Another TV rejection letter

Thumbnail image for Mitre 10 - You're Dreaming

Mitre 10 - You're Dreaming

Classic Mitre 10 advert starring kids

Thumbnail image for Sheba (She Sha She Shoo)

Sheba (She Sha She Shoo)

Jingle writer Murray Grindlay had a pop career too

Thumbnail image for Don't Leave Town Till You've Seen the Country

Don't Leave Town Till You've Seen the Country

Another classic TV ad from the 1980s