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Whisky Galore (2016)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 May 2017 (USA)
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Scottish islanders try to plunder cases of whisky from a stranded ship.


Gillies MacKinnon


Compton MacKenzie (from the novel by), Compton MacKenzie | 2 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Naomi Battrick ... Peggy Macroon
Sean Biggerstaff ... Sergeant Odd
James Cosmo ... Macalister the Minister
Matt Costello Matt Costello ... Mckechnie
Alan Cuthbert ... First Officer
Andrew Dallmeyer Andrew Dallmeyer ... Hector
Ken Drury ... Mr. Bain
Gregor Fisher ... Macroon
Iona Fyfe Iona Fyfe ... Girl at Wedding
Kevin Guthrie ... George
Holly Howden Gilchrist Holly Howden Gilchrist ... Morag
Eddie Izzard ... Captain Wagget
Ciaron Kelly ... Constable McPhee
Ellie Kendrick ... Catriona Macroon
Kevin Mains ... Farquharson


The story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime rationing of whisky runs out. When cargo ship the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground the shrewd islanders run rings around the buffoonish English Home Guard commander Captain Waggett and conspire to hide away cases of the precious amber nectar. Written by AnonymousB

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Comedy | Romance


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12 May 2017 (USA) See more »


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£5,400,000 (estimated)
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The harbour scenes were filmed in Portsoy Harbour, Scotland See more »


When the townsfolk row out to the ship 'The Cabinet Minister' after it's been abandoned on the rocks, all the ship's lights remain on even though the engines that would power them are not running. See more »


Doctor McLaren: I wouldn't chance giving you a kick if you were a fortnight dead, in case you weren't.
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Remake of Whisky Galore (1949) See more »

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A toast...once again to Bonny Scotland
1 April 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Loved it! Just Loved it! The people of the Scottish island of Todday, in the Outer Hebrides, are a simple folk. Everyone seems to know everyone else's business and they all congregate at the local pub in the early part of the 1900's but due to the world war rationing their love for Scottish whiskey runs dry.

Not to say the townsfolk are not religious as they do in fact practice on the Sabbath abstaining from all work whatsoever and going to church is a normal activity on the Sabbath even if the priests sermons are too long and too preachy.

As the island is dry of any alcohol as luck would have it a cargo ship named the SS Cabinet Minister runs aground and the townspeople of the island of Todday who were in church earlier in the day as any good Christian would do, they extended a helping hand to the ships crew. As night fell though almost the entire island's townsfolk got in their boats to help themselves to the stranded ships valuable cargo of 5000 cases of whiskey.

As with any good story there always has to be a party pooper and on the island of Todday that honor belongs to a military reserve volunteer named Sergeant Odd played perfectly by Eddie Izzard. Who will get their way on this remote island of Todday? Will the military reservist Sergeant Odd out muscle the thirsty islanders or will the islanders outsmart Sergeant Odd and whet their whistles?

Their is romance blooming on the island as well, and some parents are for the young ones getting married and some are not. But what is a wedding without some whisky galore to celebrate the newlyweds with? It's a grand story and I give 8 out of 10 toasts to the lovable islanders of Todday.

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