Send A Gorilla

Send A Gorilla - 1988

Pinflicks Production - 94 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9418212011188

Cast: Carmel McGlone, Katherine McRae, Perry Piercy, John Callen.
Screenplay: Melanie Read, based on an idea by Perry Piercy and developed by Carmel McGlone, Rosemary McLeon, Katherine McRae and Perry Piercy; Director of Photography: Wayne Vinten; Editor: Paul Sutorius; Music: Peter Blake, Fiona Samuel; Vocals: Robyn Lynch, Diedre Elliott; Producers: Dorothee Pinfold, Robin Laing; Director: Melanie Read.

The girls and gorillas at a singing telegram company are overworked because it is Valentine's Day. A series of sub-plots - a sexist disc jockey loses his dog and the girls fine it; one of the girls fights for custody of her child; an aspiring opera singer gets her chance to audition; and evil developer demolishes the telegram company's offices, etc, which all adds up to a large dose of confusion. Meant to be a comedy, it gets a bit lost due to the weightier sub-plots, however there are some unique moments that make it worth a view.

Censor Rating: PG - Review rating: C

Send a Gorilla
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As of November 2012, PAL R0 dvd copies were available from New Zealand sources for about $15nz. It is presented in its original 1.33:1 format with 2.0 stereo English language track. There are no subtitles or extras.
As of February 2015, the DVD would seem to be OOP, however in New Zealand you can rent the PAL VHS or DVD from Aro Video of Wellington

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North & South Review by Brian McDonnell - March 1989 - For details or copies contact Kakapo Books


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1989 Montreal Women's Film Festival - Second Prize winner for 'Audience Popularity'

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