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Author: Alan BennettMalcolm MowbrayMark ShivasMichael PalinMaggie SmithAll authors
Publisher: Chatsworth, Calif. : Distributed by Image Entertainment, 2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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An ambitious couple and a V.I.P (Very Important Pig) collide in this outrageous comedy of manners! During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor and his bossy wife get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bennett; Malcolm Mowbray; Mark Shivas; Michael Palin; Maggie Smith; Denholm Elliott; Richard Griffiths; Tony Haygarth; John Normington; Bill Paterson; Liz Smith; Alison Steadman; John Du Prez; Handmade Films.; Image Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 701065800
Language Note: English dialogue, English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1984 motion picture by HandMade Films.
Credits: Executive producers, George Harrison and Denis O'Brien ; music, John Du Prez.
Cast: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliot, Richard Griffiths, Tony Haygarth, John Normington, Bill Paterson, Liz Smith, Alison Steadman.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen 1.78:1 aspect ratio, enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Dolby Digital stereo.
Responsibility: HandMade Films ; written by Alan Bennett ; original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray ; produced by Mark Shivas ; directed by Malcolm Mowbray.

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An ambitious couple and a V.I.P (Very Important Pig) collide in this outrageous comedy of manners! During a time of extreme food rationing in England following World War II, one town's upper class bends the rules by illegally fattening a prize pig for a feast to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding. When a timid foot doctor and his bossy wife get wind of the plan, they seize the chance to climb the social ladder by kidnapping the pig, which has a few unpleasant surprises of its own in store.--Container.

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