After their house explodes and they bump into a gunman, journalist Alf (Temuera Morrision) and his American girlfriend (Beverly Hills Cop’s Lisa Eilbacher) head to the West Coast, on the run from the cops and mysterious forces. The conspiracy plot is mostly an excuse for chases, capers and crashes galore, all imbued with plenty of pell-mell shenanigans (this time heading north in a red Falcon) by Goodbye Pork Pie director Geoff Murphy. This excerpt starts with a memorable cameo by John Clarke as a surprisingly honest used car salesman.
New Zealanders want to have a bit of a laugh and a bit of bloody excitement.– Director Geoff Murphy in the press kit for the film
Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata
Closing credits song 'Never Say Die' composed and performed by Billy Kristian, vocal by Bunny Walters
'Get Outta Here' composed by Billiy Kristian and Geoff Murphy, and performed by Susan Lynch and Jacqui Fitzgerald
'007 Down She Goes' written by Murray Grindlay, and performed by Nigel Lee
Vocal effects by The Vocal Minority