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The Legend of the Tamworth Two (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Comedy | Drama  -  12 April 2004 (UK)
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Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of two pigs, named Butch and Sundance, who staged a dramatic escape from an abattoir in January 1998 and remained at large for a week ... See full summary »

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Gerard Horan ...
Ned Watkins
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Eddie the Slaughterman
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Mr. Martin
Brenda Cowling ...
Mrs. Martin
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PC "Dusty" Springfield
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Jenny West
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Jack
Alexei Sayle ...
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Crustie
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Wolf
Natasha Day ...
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James Dodd ...
Butch (voice)
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Wild Boar (voice)
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Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of two pigs, named Butch and Sundance, who staged a dramatic escape from an abattoir in January 1998 and remained at large for a week despite the best effort of the press and public to re-capture them. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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In real life, Butch was female (a sow) and Sundance was male (a boar). In this film, it's the other way around. See more »

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Spoofs Jaws (1975) See more »

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Middling family drama
13 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

This tale recounts the true story of Butch and Sundance,the two pigs who escaped from an abottoir in the January of 1998.A massive hunt ensues for them in which the notorious pig hunter Wolf (Kevin Whateley) is called in to help.However,news of their escape became common knowledge and a massive public campaign was launched,headed by the British tabloid The Daily Mail,to 'free the Tamworth Two.'

Although it's primarily inspired by a true story,the tone of the story borrows rather heavily from Babe,the Hollywood blockbuster which originally featured the concept of the talking pig.Obvious care has been put in to it,but the script somehow fails to come together properly,with some goofy,unbelievable characters not helping matters.It's probably a bit too short as well,making it all the more of an underwhelming affair.Aside from the images of the two cute little pigs,the film really just fails to be truly charming in any way,despite being an adaptation of an endearing real life story.**


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