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Mr Wrong

Film (Trailer and Excerpts) – 1985

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Mature

In Gaylene Preston's first movie, Meg (Heather Bolton) buys a stylish old Jaguar, then regrets it. While driving on a country road, she hears strange noises — but there's no one in the back. In this excerpt, she picks up a mysterious woman and a strange man in the rain. Later she learns that the woman has gone missing. Both Mr Wrong and Melanie Rodriga's Trial Run (released the year before) overturned movie cliches of the woman as helpless victim. After facing disinterest from the two local cinema chains, Preston and producer Robin Laing rented out a Wellington cinema, and conclusively proved their film had an audience. 

You've got to go.
– Meg (Heather Bolton) gets serious with her car

Produced by

Preston*Laing Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the NZ Film Commission, in association with Barclays New Zealand Ltd

Presented with thanks to the Aotearoa/New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata

Music

Music played by members of the Wellington Regional Orchestra and the NZ Symphony Orchestra

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