Peter Zivkovic and

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Good­bye­porkpie

Peter Zivkovic was only 19 years old when he teamed up with lo­cal film direc­tor, Ge­off Mur­phy, to act as the main stunt driver for Good­bye Porkpie. Mur­phy prob­a­bly se­lected Peter for the job know­ing that the teenager had been rac­ing hot­ted-up Minis since he was just 16. How­ever, due to bud­getary con­cerns Peter didn’t han­dle all the stunt driv­ing on the film him­self — in­deed, it was Mur­phy who drove one of the Holden po­lice cars into a West­port lake. Three Minis and three Hold­ens were used dur­ing film­ing of Good­bye Porkpie — the Minis be­ing sup­plied by the New Zealand Mo­tor Cor­po­ra­tion (NZMC). One car was a to­tal free­bie, while the other two were sold to the film-mak­ers at $4000 each. De­spite the beat­ing the cars took dur­ing the mak­ing of the film, one of the Minis sur­vived, and is now held as part of the New Zealand Film Ar­chive’s col­lec­tion in Welling­ton.

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