Came a Hot Friday


Time Out says

A splendidly engaging Kiwi comic Western set in 1949 and based on the novel by the highly regarded novelist Ronald Hugh Morrieson. Two con-men who make a tidy if perilous living from scamming village bookmakers descend on a one-lamb town just as the local club-owner is committing a spot of arson and murder for the insurance money. After falling out with both clubman and bookie, the merry pranksters meet up with a bizarre Maori who lives in the woods and thinks he's a Mexican bandit, endure much violence, sexual chicanery and sundry perils, and don't end up with the gold. It's sometimes too chirpy and bumptious, and has a hideous sound-track, but it holds one and cheers the parts that even mint sauce cannot reach.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Ian Mune
Dean Parker, Ian Mune
Peter Bland
Phillip Gordon
Billy T James
Michael Lawrence
Marshall Napier
Don Selwyn
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