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Hang on a Minute Mate Television (Full Length) – 1982 Adaptation Drama

Hang on a Minute Mate

Television (Full Length) – 1982 Adaptation Drama

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In this film two Kiwi larrikins, Sam and Jack (Alan Jervis and Pork Pie's Kelly Johnson) go on a road trip, seemingly fuelled by blokey banter. A pit-stop at Hokonui Pub leads to jail, a stolen road roller and much drinking, shaggy dog stories and tired and true shenanigans, before Sam has to return to the dreaded missus. The characters and scenarios were adapted from Barry Crump's Hang on a Minute Mate and There and Back. Mate was made for TVNZ, and screened in late 1982. Beer dispensary-spotters will appreciate the pub's high pressure hoses and 5oz glasses.

Key Cast & Crew

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Alan Lindsay

Producer, Writer, Director

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Alan Jervis

As: Cash

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Kelly Johnson

As: Jack Lilburn

I’d rather go to bed with a wet dog and cook me own tucker.
– An example of Sam’s homespun wisdom

Produced by

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TVNZ

Acknowledgements

Produced by TVNZ (Hang on a Minute Mate Film Partnership, with the assistance of Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand)

NZ On Screen acknowledges the talent and creatives for allowing NZ On Screen to reproduce this title on this website.