MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 394 this week

The Last Flight to Kuwait (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  20 March 2007 (UK)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

T
a list of 3152 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV Movie 2007)

The Last Flight to Kuwait (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Last Flight to Kuwait.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Haunted by the memories of his time in the Gulf war, Jacob tries to adjust to civilian life aided mainly by his friendship with his commanding officer, Hilt who has made civvie life work ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Knight
Stars: Danny Midwinter, Andrea McLean, Andre Samson
4.3.2.1. (2010)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While Jo (Roberts) is chained down in a dead end supermarket job, her friends are all out on their own separate adventures: Cassandra (Egerton) is jetting off to New York to meet her ... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Clarke, Mark Davis
Stars: Emma Roberts, Tamsin Egerton, Ophelia Lovibond
Horror | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

He is the vicious leech of the myths and, at present, the tragic lead of a love story.

Director: Rupesh Paul
Stars: Mitch Powell, Patricia Duarte, Anna Burkholder
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of friends on a weekend trip to a cabin in the woods find themselves terrorized by alien visitors.

Director: Colin Minihan
Stars: Brittany Allen, Freddie Stroma, Melanie Papalia
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

At an international school in Jakarta, a philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to choose which ten of them would take shelter underground and reboot the human race in the event of a nuclear apocalypse.

Director: John Huddles
Stars: James D'Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Daryl Sabara
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Eugene Devlin, a once famous, now reclusive poet, searches through his past, looking for redemption and peace.

Directors: Aaron Sharff, Billy Sharff
Stars: David Warner, Tom Sizemore, Bonnie Wright
Ask Skylight (2011)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Adam Pensotti
Stars: Giles Alderson, Jemma Bolt, Sofia Domingues
Adventure | Romance

Two Marines follow Princess Lulu into Iraqi-occupied Kuwait to save her from the evil Colonel Fawwaz.

Kuwait: The Aftermath (TV Movie 1990)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

The documentary depicts a graphic representation of events in Kuwait directly following the Desert Storm war in 1990.

Director: Carolyn McMaster
Keys II (2009)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A young woman finds a set of keys in a suburban street. Will her curiosity get the better of her?

Director: Ben Honeybone
Stars: Anna Passey, Martin Medina
The Gil Mayo Mysteries (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Jessica Oyelowo, Louise Brealey, Huw Rhys
Un-Real (TV Series 2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Louise Alexander ...
Sarah Taylor (as Louise Coleman)
...
Iraqi Officer
Hannah Bridges ...
Jennifer Chappell
...
SAS john
...
Ali
...
Frank Schwendemann
...
Kate
...
Narrator
Danni Scott ...
Jacqui Griffiths
Danni Scott-White ...
Jacqui Griffiths
Lisa Shelley ...
Sandra Davies
...
Chris Wilson ...
Human Shield
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 2007 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Even the so-so re-enactments cannot weaken the impact of what this documentary suggests
6 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As Saddam's tanks rolled across the Kuwaiti border to start the Iraqi invasion of 1990, British Airways flight 149 was on route to the far east with a scheduled refuelling stop in Kuwait City. The crew did not know what was happening and had been advised that they were fine to land – this even with their radios on for instant in case the situation changed. While on the runaway awaiting refuelling, Iraqi planes start bombing the airport and they flee into the airport proper. All passengers are moved into the airport hotel but this is only the beginning of the ordeal as they become "guests" of the Iraqi government (or human shields, as they would be better called).

This documentary is filled with interviews and testimony from those that were on BA149 that were held by the Iraqis during the invasion of Kuwait. The film acts as a complete recollection of the experience but the really engaging stuff is all up front in terms of the question "why was the plane landed into a country that was in the process of being invaded?". The film suggests that the plane contained a covert team that was being sent to be embedded in Kuwait ahead of the invasion and that the advice to BA that no invasion was happening was given to make sure that the plane got on the ground and the special unit got off. It suggests that Margaret Thatcher misled Parliament at best (lied at worst) when she said the plane landed hours before the invasion occurred.

Knowing very little of this whole affair, this allegation grabbed my attention because it is not one I've ever heard before and it is very serious. It is a point that comes up regularly after this and forms the conclusion of the film. In doing this the evidence is built up well across the film. This is not to say it is perfect then because it isn't. I didn't like the fact that the vast majority of the film was dramatic recreations. This would have been suitable if it was all about the people but it wasn't – it was about the politics and the film would have been stronger if it had not spent so much time on recreations and instead pushed the factual contributions and evidence instead.

Even with me disliking these aspects of the film the "revelations" or "accusations" are searing and well laid out. Makes me wonder why I have not heard of this side of the "human shield" issue before and how unfair it is that the UK government continue to refuse any answers to the British passengers and crew.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Last Flight to Kuwait (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?