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Rated G, 89 min. Directed by Mark Lewis. Starring Tom Lester, James Donadio, Ted Manson, Deborah Hobart, Michael Roescher, Kristy Young, Doug Stone.

REVIEWED By Louis Black, Fri., May 12, 1995

Gordy is a fast-paced comedy about a young talking pig who is separated from his family and becomes a hero and a star as he searches for them around the country. When the farm where he was raised is put up for sale, Gordy escapes being sold, trucked off to be fattened up, and, eventually, slaughtered. Venturing cross country, he is picked up by the singing young daughter (Young) of a traveling country & western singer (played by real country star Stone). Gordy is then passed along to the young son (Roescher) of an aging, billionaire industrialist (Manson) after the pig saves the boy from drowning in a swimming pool, thus becoming pig hero to the nation and the trademark that revitalizes the father's company. There is, of course, an evil prince of industry (Donado) plotting against the pig, a bunch of wonderful bungling henchmen, and even sweet, old, country & western romance. A lot happens, it moves quickly, and the film is filled with minor characters who nicely round things out; my young companion watched the film from beginning to end, loving it. This is not a date movie.

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