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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.

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writers:

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

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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 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 Ciaron Kelly ... Constable McPhee
Ellie Kendrick ... Catriona Macroon
Kevin Mains Kevin Mains ... Farquharson
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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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Trivia

When Brown is talking to Mrs Wagget he refers to the Ministry of Defence. This wasn't established until 1964; during the war the Army was administered by the War Office. See more »

Goofs

When Dolly says her mother said "Dolly, never trust a native", Captain Wagget replies "Yes, but that was in Ranchipur during the Raj", suggesting that the Raj was in the past. The Raj didn't end until after the Second World War, in 1947. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

The last screen reads "No Alcohol was consumed during the making of this film." See more »

Connections

Remake of Whisky Galore! (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Gairm na h-Oidche (Calling the Night)
Music by Patrick Doyle and lyrics by Abigail Doyle with Gaelic translation by Iain S. MacPherson.
Performed by Mairi MacInnes
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Gentle comedy
19 February 2020 | by Fudge-3See all my reviews

On the remote Hebridean Todday the islanders are in mourning for there is a drought of the water of life; whisky.

A gentle comedy with a little romance and a little drama. Based on a 1947 book that in turn was inspired by a real event; bottles of whisky from the SS Politician (sank 1941) are still occasionally found off Eriskay. This film is fun though not as good as the 1949 version. The story thread of the 'red case' is redundant and time would have been better spent studying the island's many characters.

I liked, 'We don't have a village idiot...'


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whisky Galore See more »

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Budget:

GBP5,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,991

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$654,074
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