MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: +3

On a picturesque farm in Arkansas, a young piglet named Gordy is enjoying life with his mom and pop. But one day when a truck hauls Gordy's mom and pop off to a sausage factory "up north," Gordy is shocked and dismayed. So, he takes off to find them. He is soon befriended by a teenage girl, Jinnie Sue (Kristy Young), who sings with a traveling country-western band. And lo and behold Jinnie Sue finds that Gordy can talk! Later when Jinnie Sue's band is performing at the governor's mansion, Gordy rescues Hanky Royce (Michael Roescher), young son of billionaire Henry Royce, from drowning in the swimming pool. From this point on, Hero Pig Gordy rises to fame and fortune as the company emblem of Royce Industries and even a trustee of the Royce estate! But Gordy is still distraught about his parents, so friends rally to search for them. Even show biz friends of Jinnie Sue and her dad Luke (Doug Stone) lend a hand at Branson, Missouri. GORDY is a fast moving, lighthearted comedy with some lively musical stage entertainment. As a lovable, talking piglet, Gordy will win the hearts of audiences everywhere. The film's simple plot is rather predictable, but it is well produced and will be a real treat for younger children.

GORDY has received a considerable amount of publicity over the past year within the Christian community. It was produced by an independent company headed by Sybil Robson. Sybil is a native of Oklahoma and has a passion for producing wholesome films families can enjoy. Amidst the comedy in GORDY, values such as honesty, love for family and willingness to help others come through clearly. And religious values are treated favorably as Jinnie Sue prays in one scene and praying for a miracle is encouraged in another. This G rated film has no offensive language or sexual content and violence is held to a minimum. There is one incident of fighting and striking, and Gordy is captured and thrown off a bridge, but no serious injuries are incurred. Also, in an ominous scene,a large knife is brandished at the sausage factory which could frighten young children. A homosexual element is introduced when an effeminate commercial photographer is portrayed. Overall, parents can be very comfortable in taking children to this quality production.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Miramax Films, 375 Greenwich, Ny, NY 10013

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Few times - Mild and Moderate (Near drowning; threatening chases; fighting and striking, once; pig thrown off bridge; knife brandished)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Praying portrayed favorably

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Intended Audience: Children under 8

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