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Goodbye Pork Pie

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1981
  • Geoff Murphy
  • 102 mins
  • 18

Summary

Dumped by his girlfriend, a man joins a reckless youth in a stolen yellow mini and they drive the length of New Zealand, attracting cops and media attention, determined to get to Invercargill.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The first New Zealand feature to recoup its costs at the domestic box office is a road movie in the good old counterculture tradition. Indeed, there's a real coming-of-age feel as unlikely buddies Tony Barry and Kelly Johnson learn about life, love and responsibility on a cross-country trek that's littered with eccentric characters and angry lawmen. It's dated in places, the sexism is unforgiveable and the episodic structure stops it building up a real head of steam. Considering he was a first-time writer/director/producer, Geoff Murphy does however pack the picture with plenty of action and offbeat humour.

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Credits

Cast

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JohnTony Barry
Gerry AustinKelly Johnson
ShirlClaire Oberman
SueShirley Gruar
Leslie MorrisJackie Lowitt
Kaitaia policemanDon Selwyn
Car rental girlShirley Dunn
Taxi driverPaki Cherrington

Crew

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DirectorGeoff Murphy

Details

Theatrical distributor
Brent Walker Film Dist
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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