Carry Me Back
Two farm boys set out to smuggle their father's body back to the family farm so they can claim their inheritance.
When Arthur and Jimmy Donovan persuade their father to leave the farm for the first time in seven years and join them in a trip to Wellington and a Shield challenge by the local team, they just don't know what they are letting themselves in for.
At first things go well, and after crossing the Straits the threesome join their mates at the game and watch Marlborough lift their mates at the game and watch Marlborough lift the shield from Wellington. During the celebrations that are held after the game 'T.K.' makes his own way home and the two boys find him asleep when they return, a little worse for wear, after their night on the town.
The next morning Arthur and Jimmy find to their horror that the old boy has died and that his will specifies that he must be buried on his farm if they are to inherit the farm. Their concern turns to desperation when they realise that county law states that to be buried on the farm their father must die on the property. In short, they will have to carry him back...secretly!
What follows is a riotous comedy of errors as ferry strikes, stolen vans and storms rage against the efforts of the two country lads.
As a last ditch stand they call on their Aunty Bird for help. This turns out to be a mixed blessing as Aunty Bird is the kind that not only gets the worm, but also eats it in one mouthful.
At length the body, the boys and the Bird make it back to the South Island, but further complications in the form of six drunken mates rear their ugly heads.
After a day at the footy and a night on the town the old man proves to be a bundle of trouble all the way home.
In the end, getting back to the farm becomes the least of their troubles in the biggest, funniest mix-up ever seen on the screen.