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Shaker Run

Film (Excerpts) – 1985

PG
Parental Guidance

Stunt driver Judd (US Oscar winner Cliff Robertson) and his mechanic Casey (ex child star Leif Garrett) are in NZ racing 'Shaker' — their pink and black Trans-Am — when they're enlisted by scientist Dr Christine Ruben on a fast and furious dash from Dunedin. Unknown to the Yanks, Ruben (Lisa Harrow) has stolen a deadly virus that she's aiming to smuggle to the CIA, and away from the NZ military — who plan to use it for bio warfare! Touted as "fantasy car violence", the chase and stunt-laden Run was one of dozens of films sped out under an 80s tax break scheme.

Bruce Morrison’s film is fast, furious and not exactly an aesthetic experience, capable as the playing is. Without question, though, it has the best stunts ever accomplished in a New Zealand picture, some of them quite breathtaking.
– Derek Malcolm, London Film Festival, 1985

Key Cast & Crew

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Bruce Morrison

Director, Writer

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Larry Parr

Producer

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Lisa Harrow

As: Christine Rubin

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Igo Kantor

Producer

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Jim Kouf

Writer

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Peter Rowell

As: Mr Carney

See all 35 credits

Produced by

Mirage Films

Acknowledgements

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

Music

Soundtrack composed by Stephen McCurdy

Song 'America' written and performed by Shona Laing (bar scene)

 

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