The Strike

The Strike (1988)

The Strike is a film from The Comic Strip Presents that received a limited theatrical release, and won the Golden Rose of Montreux for the same year. The film concerns Paul (Alexei Sayle), a Welsh former miner and aspiring screenwriter, who writes a hard-hitting filmscript about his own experiences of the 1984 Miners' Strike. However, the Hollywood production company that gets hold of his script turns it into a ludicrously sensationalist and anachronistic action film, starring Al Pacino (played by Richardson) as Arthur Scargill, and Meryl Streep (Jennifer Saunders) as his wife.

Writing:
  • Peter Richardson
  • Pete Richens
Directing:
  • Peter Richardson
  • Views: 1
  • Release Date: 1988-02-20
  • Language: en
  • Country: GB

Adrian Edmondson

Adrian/Slim/Policeman

Dawn French

Verity/Old Lady/Celebrity

Jennifer Saunders

Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill

Nigel Planer

Bernard/Old Man/Camp Actor

Ronald Allen

Prime Minister

Peter Richardson

Al Pacino as Arthur Scargill

Keith Allen

Film Exec/Camp Actor 2/Celebrity

Rik Mayall

Speaker/Hunchback

Robbie Coltrane

Goldie/Dutch/Celebrity
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