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Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative Party and financial institutions of the City of London. The IMF, the military and their secret service "comrades" start to plot against of the elected PM. They are unhappy with the non-nuclear and neutral aspirations of his party (during the Cold War) and are supported in their fears by nationalistic media moguls. Quietly, the protagonist Harry is driven by an underlying desire to compensate for the corporate manslaughter of his granddad, "who were killed at work" when he was "splashed by molten steel". Harry inherited his shaving mug, nothing more, and was originally determined to see workers participate in decision making for safety on the job. As his national-political consciousness grew he formed a wider agenda for a reinvestment in health and education as well as public ownership of public ... Written by
Director Mick Jackson who also created other classic flicks, Volcano 1997 and Threads 1984 has created another gem in A Very British Coup.
Starring Ray McNally who has also been in other classic flicks, My Left Foot 1989 and The Mission 1986.
Also starring Majorie Yates.
Also starring Geoffrey Beevers.
I enjoyed the whole game of "Politics" on display.
If you enjoyed this as much as I did the check out other classic political flicks, Salvador 1986, Nixon 1995, JFK 1991, In the Name of the Father 1993, Gandhi 1982, Bob Roberts 1992, Clear and Present Danger 1994, The Battle of Algiers 1966, Vantage Point 2008, Shooter 2007, Safe House 2012, The Devil's Double 2011, A Good Day to Die Hard 2013, Tough and Deadly 1995, White House Down 2013 and The Defender 2004.
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