Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no ...
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Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of the New Zealand in a yellow mini, protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy hot in their pursuit.
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Local goon, Gerry, hires a yellow mini in Kaitaia using a stolen license. John's wife has just left him and moved to Invercargill. He is devastated and needs to talk to her. He has no transport and needs a ride. Together with the little mini that Gerry names "Pork Pie", they hit the road to travel the length of the country. Their high speed exploits earn them the name "the Blondini gang". The police, however take a dim view of this and make it their mission in life to stop the Blondini boys from reaching their destination.Written by
The beginning title card mentions driving your car whenever you pleased. This is a reference to 'car less days' that were introduced by the Muldoon government in 1979. With car less days, unless you had a exemption, you were not supposed to drive your car on the day of the week displayed on your windscreen or you could face a hefty fine. Ironically, they were phased out before Goodbye Pork Pie even reached the cinemas. See more »
The combine harvester that causes the 'big Aussie tank' to run off the road is hundreds of miles from the nearest corn fields, and six months away from harvest time. See more »
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC released this in a shorter form at 94 minutes 34 seconds to secure a 'AA' rating. The film was then released to home video in 1995 with an '18' rating running to the longer 102 minutes (PAL) (105 minutes theatrical) run time. See more »
I had never heard of this film until I searched amazon.com for my name (I'm easily amused). An actor with the same name as myself (Kelly Johnson) was the result of my search and his first film was "Goodbye Pork Pie." I purchased it straight away. I was so excited to find I actually enjoyed the film. It's quirky and crazy, a lot of fun, has great (oftentimes wacky) characters and takes you on a wild ride through New Zealand. It offers a new view of NZ if you've only seen films such as one of those "Lord of the Rings" or "Whale Rider" (a gorgeous example). The fact that it was made in 1981 enhances it's excellence. Highly recommended as an alternative to Hollywood-style humour. Adios Pork Pie!
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