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A Private Function (1984)

R | | Comedy | 1 March 1985 (USA)
In post-war Britain, food rationing continues, leading a married couple to become involved in the flourishing bacon black market.

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Sutcliff
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Storyline

1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. Written by Anonymous

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Vicious, Delicious and Tasteless.

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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Función privada  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$25,333, 3 March 1985, Limited Release

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$2,527,088
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Trivia

For the scene where Betty the Pig needed to travel in a car towards the end of the movie, the pig would not co-operate and initially would not get into the vehicle. The set-up required the porker to ride in the back-seat, but when the pig did get in, it then jumped into the front seat, and onto the lap of actor Michael Palin, who stunned, sat their grinning. See more »

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Joyce Chilvers: It's not pork, Gilbert, it's power!
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Referenced in The Secret Life of Brian (2007) See more »

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Rose of England
Music by Ivor Novello
Played on piano by Maggie Smith
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priceless; waiting for the dvd
10 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those priceless British films where the comedy is so delightful. Maggie Smith, as usual, is perfect in her role of the snobbish woman. Michael Palin is equally perfect as her befuddled hen-pecked husband. The humor is absolutely top-notch.


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