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Leon the Pig Farmer
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Michael Normand (written by)
Gary Sinyor (written by)
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Release Date:
26 February 1993 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins See more »
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(9 articles)
User Reviews:
Ham-fisted! See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Mark Frankel ... Leon Geller

Janet Suzman ... Judith Geller

Brian Glover ... Brian Chadwick

Connie Booth ... Yvonne Chadwick
David de Keyser ... Sidney Geller (as David De Keyser)

Maryam d'Abo ... Madeleine (as Maryam D'Abo)

Gina Bellman ... Lisa
Vincent Riotta ... Elliot Cohen (as Vincenzo Ricotta)

Jean Anderson ... Mrs. Samuels

John Woodvine ... Vitelli

Annette Crosbie ... Dr. Johnson

Stephen Greif ... Doctor

Neil Mullarkey ... Waiter

Burt Kwouk ... Art Collector

Sean Pertwee ... Keith Chadwick

Barry Stanton ... Peter

Bernard Bresslaw ... Rabbi Hartmann
Peter Whitman ... Rabbi Jobson
Gordon Reid ... Man
Jack Raymond ... Gordon
Claudia Morris ... Lawyer
Neal Foster ... Estate Agent
Howard Kitchner ... Estate Agent
David Altschuler ... Estate Agent
Howard Attfield ... Plaintiff
Stanley Davis Jr. ... Gutterman
Cyril Varley ... Mr. Goldman
Frank Lee ... Mr. Samuels
Stan Pretty ... Uncle Louis
Thelma Ruby ... Mrs. Bernstein
Robbie Gringras ... Harvey Geller

Danny Scheinmann ... Nat Geller
Edward Halsted ... Uncle Benny (as Edward Halstead)
Lesley Rubenson ... Uncle Ernest

Rachel Fielding ... Blonde
Paul Simpkin ... Lift Operator

Edward Dentith ... Old Man
Lois Penson ... Old Woman
Francesca Hall ... Medical Centre Receptionist
Clive Panto ... Morris
Ted Valentine ... Jimmy's Men
John Guerrasio ... Jimmy's Men

Ruth Posner ... Jimmy's Woman

David Graham ... The Chef
Martine Ritchie ... Naked Cellist
Sara Newman ... Naked Cellist (as Sara Mansfield)
Fiz Marcus ... Mrs. Gutterman

Hana Maria Pravda ... Woman
Ray McVay ... Band at Wedding (as The Ray McVay Band)

Michael Normand ... Guest
Claire Sinyor ... Guest
Steve Kenis ... Uncle
Reuben Anderson ... Boy
Marla Altschuler ... Girl
Steve Rubie ... Rabbi Fink
Gary Ellis ... Groom
Ray Boot ... Photographer
Simon Phillips ... Artist
Alan Gilchrist ... Artist
Kim Hicks ... Artist
Ralph Lawton ... Shepherd
Tricia Sawczzyn ... Beryl
Rodney Webb ... Terry
David Ash ... Morgan
June Smith ... Jane
Peter Sampson ... John
Virginia Scott ... Cynthia

John Phillips ... Trevor
Pamela Hutchinson ... Cathy
Daniel Rothschild ... Luke
Martin Poole ... Driver
Matthew Salisbury ... Motorist
Sarah Shackleton ... Cashier
Matthew Collins ... Hitch-hiker
Stephen Savage ... Jeremy
Simon Katz ... Violinist
Robert Harley ... Delivery Man
Diana Eskell ... Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Gilvary ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Paul Sacks ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Vadim Jean 
Gary Sinyor 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Normand  written by
Gary Sinyor  written by

Produced by
David Altschuler .... co-executive producer
Paul Brooks .... executive producer
Vadim Jean .... producer
Howard Kitchner .... co-executive producer
Stephen Margolis .... co-executive producer
Simon Scotland .... associate producer
Gary Sinyor .... producer
 
Original Music by
David A. Hughes  (as David Hughes)
John Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Gordon Hickie (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ewa J. Lind 
 
Production Design by
Simon Hicks 
 
Art Direction by
James Helps 
 
Costume Design by
Justine Luxton 
 
Makeup Department
Pebbles .... makeup designer
Sarah Pickering .... makeup assistant (as Sarah J. Barry)
 
Production Management
Simon Hardy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Begg .... third assistant director
Richard Lingard .... first assistant director
Matthew Scudamore .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Riette Hayes-Davies .... assistant art director
Jac Hyman .... properties assistant (as Jackie Hyman)
Martin Sullivan .... head of properties
 
Sound Department
Christine Campbell .... assistant sound effects editor
Richard Flynn .... boom operator
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Danny Hambrook .... sound
Aidan Hobbs .... boom operator
Simon Manley .... assistant dialogue editor
Laurie McDowell .... adr editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Stuart Wilson .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Helen Caldwell .... stunt coordinator
Tom Lucy .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Broadfoot .... rigger (as Dave Broadfoot)
Bob Dixon .... grip
John Hammond .... gaffer
Simon Maggs .... camera operator
David Meadows .... clapper loader
Kim Seber .... focus puller
Andy Shuttleworth .... steadicam operator
David Smith .... best boy
Jim Will .... grip
Bob Willingham .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heather Joiner .... costume supervisor
Linzi Potter .... costume maker
 
Editorial Department
Coornelia Brown .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Helene Lenszner .... assistant location manager
Ian Sharples .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mandy Dillon .... musician
Martin Greene .... musician
David A. Hughes .... music producer
David A. Hughes .... musician
Thomas Lang .... musician
Malcolm Melling .... musician
John Murphy .... music producer
John Murphy .... musician
Andrew Redhead .... musician
Peter Whitfield .... musician
 
Other crew
Lisa Fabry .... production coordinator
Jane Green .... unit publicist
Vadim Jean .... presenter
Anna Josse .... production assistant
Claire L. Mettyer .... floor runner (as Claire Mettyer)
Kevin Phelan .... cutting room manager: Prominent Studios, London
Kevin Phelan .... unit projectionist: Prominent Studios, London
Gary Sinyor .... presenter
Gillian Steine .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Clifford Davis .... special thanks
Eric Idle .... thanks
Chris Parkinson .... special thanks
 

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104 min | USA:98 min
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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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) (V)See more »

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Ham-fisted!, 10 February 2007
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

You can leave the Church of England altogether; Catholics lapse, but remain in some senses Catholic; and you're always a Jew. On this basis, there may be thought be to some good ground for comedy in a film about a Jewish man, who, while in the midst of a general life-crisis, discovers that on top of all his other problems, his true father is a Yorkshire pig-farmer! Unfortunately, this is an almost embarrassingly amateurish movie. It has no idea of how to handle a storyline, while both realism and belly-laughs are eschewed in favour of a half-hearted stylisation that never even manages to convey a mood, let alone find a comic vein. Moreover, in a huge number of scenes, the natural object of our attention is off-camera: in some cases, that's because the object cannot be filmed, but whether the other cases are explained by directorial preference or incompetence I wouldn't like to say. A clumsy and anaemic film, you won't miss much if you don't see it.

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