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      Came a Hot Friday

      PG 1985 1h 40m Comedy List
      Reviews 100% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Two con men (Peter Bland, Philip Gordon) use delayed radio broadcasts to rip off rural bookies in 1949 New Zealand. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Audience Member Fun, frenetic kiwi comedy of two small-time con artists working their way through small-town 1940s New Zealand, on their way falling foul of a nasty piece of work whose schemes involve illegal gambling, moonshine, and an insurance scam which has caused the death of an elderly local. The con-men fall in with a local eccentric - a dream role for New Zealand much-loved comedian Billy T. James - "The Tainuia Kid", the greatest Maori Mexican bandito ever to have patrolled the Rio Grande... Occasionally dark, often hilarious, and constantly entertaining. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member I just downloaded this film from itunes for my kids. It was filmed down the road in Eltham, a book originally written by Ronald Hugh Morrison, who I studied for my BA. It is classic new zealand, both the roads, the cars and the blokes, and the dodgy baddies and random guys in the pub are characters I remember from the small town near where I grew up. I dont think Ronald Hugh Morrison ever left NZ, and I believe he had what is euphemistically called a problem with drink, or just with small towns I cant recall, but this movie is very funny and deserves more than a blank poster. It has well established NZ actors - but even the magpies play out of their skins. Billy T as the Waco kid - had my nine year old ipad minecraft addicted twins rolling around off their beanbags...GO the taniwha!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Two con men (Peter Bland, Philip Gordon) use delayed radio broadcasts to rip off rural bookies in 1949 New Zealand.
      Director
      Ian Mune
      Producer
      Larry Parr
      Screenwriter
      Ian Mune
      Production Co
      Shaker Run Productions, Mirage Films, Challenge Film Corporation, New Zealand Film Commission
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 15, 2019
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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