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Pig in a Poke (1998)

Donald Trotter compulsively breaks winds. His wife is on the verge of divorcing him. His best mate wants advice about turning his loft into a bedroom. The internationally infamous 'Pig in a Poke' incident...

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Steve Rainbow

Writer:

Steve Rainbow
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Hill ... Donald Trotter
Russell Wootton Russell Wootton ... Peter Poke
Sarah Jarman Sarah Jarman ... Maureen Trotter
Philip Rosch ... Fireman McGrew
Mike Wattam Mike Wattam ... Councillor Gritter (as Michael Wattam)
Felicity Wren ... Doctor Doomuch
Natalie Hassell Natalie Hassell ... Charlie Chainsaw
Annette Cusick Annette Cusick ... Rebecca Hack
Victoria Byrne Victoria Byrne ... Journalist
Edna Mullen Edna Mullen ... Vendor
Adrian Wakeley Adrian Wakeley ... Barry Brylcream
Kate Murray Kate Murray ... (voice)
James Reilly James Reilly
Robin Rocheford Robin Rocheford ... Stairs Crowd member)
Andrew Lexley Andrew Lexley ... Stairs Crowd member)
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Donald Trotter compulsively breaks winds. His wife is on the verge of divorcing him. His best mate wants advice about turning his loft into a bedroom. The internationally infamous 'Pig in a Poke' incident...

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UK

Language:

English

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the only way i could see...
29 June 2012 | by hasnoformSee all my reviews

...anyone finding the premise of this film funny would be if they were a Sun-reader who'd perhaps had their brains removed (or is that actually a contradiction in terms bearing in mind the fact that the readers of said tome may not have intellectual faculty in the first place)? However, I digress. The 'hilarious' plot of this short sees an overweight and over-sized gent who has got stuck in his loft and the hapless authorities are doing their best to free him. Cue many a fart-gag and other such side-splitting fare. The character who ends up stuck like a 'pig in a poke' spends much of his time (not surprisingly) stuck, and to save the actor the physical discomfort of having to literally be stuck there for hours on end, the actor's bottom half has been replaced for these sections by a (terrible) body double in the form of a pair of legs attached to a very sizable midriff (at least that's what it looked like to me). However, the director must have forgotten that a normal human being would be struggling and audibly moaning all this time they were stuck not simply dangling there in utter stillness for hours on end. Having said that, the film does have it's compensations in the form of some good performances so the director must be commended on his casting and his ability to get good work out of a not-incredible script. Good use of music too to evoke the 'feel' of certain moments. A broad comedy with over-sized emphasis on 'broad' with a capital 'B'.


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