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Leon the Pig Farmer (1992)

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An irreverent comedy is set in motion when Leon Geller, a sensitive Jewish man from London, accidentally learns that his is the product of artificial insemination.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Frankel ...
Leon Geller
Judith Geller
Brian Chadwick
Yvonne Chadwick
David de Keyser ...
Sidney Geller (as David De Keyser)
Madeleine (as Maryam D'Abo)
Vincent Riotta ...
Elliot Cohen (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Mrs. Samuels
Dr. Johnson
Neil Mullarkey ...
Art Collector
Keith Chadwick


Leon, is an estate agent and a London Jew. Due to an artificial insemenation accident he discovers that his real father is a pig farmer. Rejected by his girlfriend he goes on a voyage of discovery to Yorkshire, to meet his biological father and half brother. Can he bring both families together? Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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Release Date:

26 February 1993 (UK)  »

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$65,222 (USA)

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Although the film was made for just £160,000, producer-directors Gary Sinyor and Vadim Jean found it virtually impossible to raise the money for the production. It was only that the entire cast and crew worked for nothing on deferred payment salary that they were able to make the film. See more »


At the clinic, Sidney's address is given as 228 The Drive, Edgware. However, when we see the house later, it is clearly number 7. See more »


Referenced in The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) See more »

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A sad funny story that could happen to you!
27 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Poor Leon discovers a past that goes against everything that is Jewish. It takes a while for the story to kick start but once you get going, you fall into the flamboyance of the humour, enjoying the belly laughs, and maybe the dish as well.

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