Trouble follows when a mob hit man and a country pig farmer come up with an agriculturally based body-disposal scheme in "Pig Farm."
By JOSHUA TANZER
Rusty is a good ol' boy with a little, barely functioning farm in the country and a small pig pen and that's where our story begins. One day, Rusty gets an unusual visitor from the city named Joey Manlioni, and winds up telling him about the time his first pig froze right into the mud like a popsicle, before he got the current herd. The countrified tale certainly makes an impression on Joey.
"That's a real disgusting story, there, Rusty," he says.
|Written and directed by: Michael Lee Barlin.|
Cast: Richard Alan Johnston, Jason Hildebrandt, Aaron Waiton, Karen Oberlin, Peter Linari, Cesar Monsono, David Orange, James G. Holubis, Michael Maguire, Nick Phelps.
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"Yeah, well, it gets worse, 'cause in the spring I bought them idiots. One day I was goin' up to feed 'em and notice 'em all diggin' and rootin' around in the mud all of a sudden. Get up a little bit closer and I notice they dug up old Mildred, rottin' in the mud. They were makin' a feast out of her, goin' at her like she was made of Big Macs."
"They dug her up and ate her?"
"Yep, bones and all. Pigs'll eat damn near anything."
If you were a big-city mob hit man who regularly needed to dispose of bodies, this would give you ideas, wouldn't it? And that's how Rusty and Joey wind up in business together. But the body-disposal enterprise is a complicated proposition, and soon the property is attracting neighbors, mobsters and feds like flies, bringing more than the usual amount of excitement to the humble pig farm.
"Pig Farm" is a one-idea movie, but it's a pretty good idea. The film's got blood and gore, comically macho mobsters, slightly dim rednecks and a gross-out premise that add up to a competent indie effort and a guilty good time.
|AUGUST 7, 2001|
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