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Planespotting (2005)

Fourteen tourists are arrested in Greece for behaving suspiciously at an air base.

Director:

Christopher Menaul

Writer:

Neil McKay (screenplay)
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Cast

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Lesley Sharp ... Lesley Coppin
Mark Benton ... Paul Coppin
Ross Boatman Ross Boatman ... Steve Rush
Nick Holder ... Garry Fagan
Jonathan Aris ... Wayne Groves
Rupert Procter Rupert Procter ... Antoni Adamiak
Alexis Conran Alexis Conran ... James Powell
Demetri Alexander Demetri Alexander ... Christos
Alexi Kaye Campbell Alexi Kaye Campbell ... Samaras
Jeanne Hepple Jeanne Hepple ... Jean
Badi Uzzaman ... Abby
Paul Bown Paul Bown ... Ralph
Al Weaver ... Steve
Moray Treadwell ... Planespotter
Joe Mills Joe Mills ... Planespotter
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Fourteen tourists are arrested in Greece for behaving suspiciously at an air base.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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It's a cracking drama.
11 January 2021 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This really was a big story back when the real life events happened, it's a terrific adaptation, it's a good mix of funny and serious, with a tremendous cast.

It starts off in somewhat light hearted fashion, but as the story gets more serious, the tone also begins to change too, it becomes pretty serious.

It's fascinating to think how plane spotters could land up in so much trouble, but reverse it and imagine a a group of Greek geeks turning up at Heathrow and filming.

A friend of mine is a plane spotter, and takes it very seriously, I've never understood the appeal, and he tried to explain it years ago, it didn't seem that it was actually about the planes themselves.

I imagine this could have led to a bit of trouble between Greece and The UK.

Terrific cast, Benton and Sharpe are both amazing. 9/10.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2005 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Stereo

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