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“Luck runs out for two bumbling con men when they arrive in a sleepy New Zealand country town in 1949. Their horse-racing scam is uncovered. But at the same time there's arson at the local billiard saloon. And the Tainuia Kid is watching it all.“CAME A HOT FRIDAY is a rollicking comic adventure set in 1949 against a background of horseracing, gambling, fast cars and loose women.

“CAME A HOT FRIDAY is based on the novel of the same name by Ronald Hugh Morrieson, described by Maurice Shadbolt as "by far the funniest book ever written by a New Zealander."

“Producer Larry Parr had been a fan of Morrieson's novels for ten years, with his favourite being CAME A HOT FRIDAY. It was also the novel he felt was best suited to the film medium. Parr bought the option on the novel and took the project to director Ian Mune, who he had met while working on Sleeping Dogs.” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 28/01/2014.

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Year 1985

Reference number F8702

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 0:96:28

Production company Mirage Films

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Credits Cast: Peter Bland
Cast: Phillip Gordon
Cast: Billy T James
Cast: Michael Lawrence
Cast: Marshall Napier
Cast: Marise Wipani
Cast: Erna Larsen
Cast: Phillip Holder
Cast: Don Charles Selwyn
Cast: Patricia Phillips
Cast: Michael Morrissey
Producer: Larry Parr
Writer: Dean Parker
From The Novel By: Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Director of Photography: Alun Bollinger
Production Design: Ron Highfield
Editor: Ken Zemke
Music: Stephen McCurdy
Sound: Hammond Peek
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission
Director: Ian Mune
Screenplay: Ian Mune

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