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Hero image for Great Crunchie Train Robbery  - Cadbury Crunchie

Great Crunchie Train Robbery - Cadbury Crunchie

Commercial (Full Length) – 1975

Martin
Martin
9 Jun 2017 - 09.39pm
I'll be looking for that doco. I remember the Star Wars ad well.
I also remember an ad thats catch line was something about hanging ten on a lemon... Beach wear?
Ian Pryor
Ian Pryor (NZ On Screen team)
18 Apr 2017 - 01.02pm
Bart - we have a documentary on the making of the Star Wars-style ad, and the full ad can be seen at the end of it. The documentary is called Contact - They Shoot Commercials, don't they? - Ian, NZ On Screen
Bart
Bart
16 Apr 2017 - 06.41pm
The Star Wars inspired Crunchie ad was awesome, and almost nobody remembers it. Pity it's not available for online viewing.
Christine Arnott
Christine Arnott
24 Nov 2014 - 06.50pm
I knew Nick who was also one of the baddies in this, he was a lovely guy and was apparently killed doing the next ad. Very sad, such a lovely person.
Veronika Robinson
Veronika Robinson
1 Oct 2014 - 03.36am
My husband Paul Robinson is one of the 'baddies' in this!
Fletch
Fletch
14 Jul 2014 - 07.22pm
Does anyone else remember the 'Star Wars' inspired Crunchie Bar ad? There was a short version and an extended version. From what i remember, it was like a young warrior going on a quest for the Crunchie bar, and it had a light sabre in it. I thought it was quite well done at the time.

Fletch - NZ On Screen has recently added a documentary on the making of the Star Wars-style Crunchie ad, and you can watch the full ad at the end of it. The documentary is called Contact - They Shoot Commercials, don't they? - Ian, NZ On Screen
andre
andre
27 Jun 2014 - 09.58pm
yup and it still works as an ad.
Shashi Srivastava
Shashi Srivastava
27 Jun 2014 - 08.17am
Brilliant
Phil
Phil
26 Jun 2014 - 07.02pm
Classic Kiwi "gold".
Brian Shennan
Brian Shennan
26 Jun 2014 - 05.20pm
I mixed this commercial at the NFU back in those days...lots of fun..




Raymond
Raymond
24 Apr 2013 - 01.47pm
Read the synopsis, this was NOT shot at Kingston, the 3 seconds of footage of the fyler was taken from a National Film Unit programme. The remainder was shot in the Hutt Valley.
Alastair
Alastair
30 Oct 2012 - 05.43pm
Using the Kingston Flyer was inspired, but it's a shame that they didn't do more with the Flyer. That train must rank as one of the best NZ icons alongside Buzzy Bee, Marmite, the All Blacks, and kiwifruit.
Martin
Martin
10 Jul 2012 - 11.06am
I just saw the "inspiration" for this. An obscure 1968 hippie movie called "Gold". Pretty much shot for shot the same, the train, the casting, the framing, the military stuff, the explosions etc. Disappointing find.
Damien Service
18 Nov 2010 - 10.26pm
I know this is 35 years old but why is this not on air no more? I mean if they can run a comp for a new Milky Bar Kid, then why not either do a 21st century version or stick with the classic original?
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