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Goodbye Pork Pie

Film (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras) – 1981

PG
Parental Guidance

Goodbye Pork Pie was a low-budget sensation, definitively proving Kiwis could make blockbusters too. Young Gerry (Kelly Johnson) steals a yellow Mini from a Kaitaia rental company. Heading south, he meets John (Tony Barry), who wants his wife back, and hitchhiker Shirl (Claire Oberman). Soon they're heading to Invercargill, with the police in pursuit. High on hair-raising driving and a childlike sense of joy, the Blondini gang are soon hailed as folk heroes, on screen and off. Remake Pork Pie (2017) was directed by Matt Murphy — son of Geoff, who drove the original film. 

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

Produced by

  • Pork Pie Productions

  • AMA Productions

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