Came a Hot Friday (1985)

Came a Hot Friday




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Enriched by a phalanx of deeply-etched characters straight out of New Zealand's finest folklore, this winning comedy by Kiwi director Ian Mune tells the story of two buddies out to ride a great horse-racing scam for as long as they can. Based on a story by the late writer Ronald Hugh Morrieson, the setting is around 1949 in rural New Zealand. Wes Pennington (Peter Bland) and his pal Cyril (Philip Gordon) are inveterate gamblers who have joined forces to bilk local bookies by taking advantage of … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
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as Cyril Kidman

as Tainuia Kid

as Sid Bishop

as Esmeralda

as Norm Cray

as Claire Shapaleski

as Darkie

as Don Jackson

as Policeman

as Don's Dad

as Wesley Pennington
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New York Times
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