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The Skyjacker's Tale (2016)

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After five citizens of the Virgin Islands are convicted in the 1970s of a massacre at one of the island's fancy country clubs, their ostensible leader stages a skyjacking and escapes to Cuba.

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Jamie Kastner

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Jamie Kastner
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Credited cast:
Ishmael Muslim Ali Ishmael Muslim Ali ... Himself
Daniela Biz Daniela Biz ... Ruth Griffen
Tainya-Sue Brown Tainya-Sue Brown ... Tina Tuitt
Isabella Carr ... Melanie Chernoff
Bradley Gordon ... Ishmael Muslim Ali
Martin Huss ... Ohanio Harris
Robert Ifedi ... Charlo
Margaret Ratner Kunstler Margaret Ratner Kunstler ... Herself
Paul Norie Paul Norie ... Legrand Lee
Michael Ratner Michael Ratner ... Himself
Emily Schooley ... Airline Passenger
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After five citizens of the Virgin Islands are convicted in the 1970s of a massacre at one of the island's fancy country clubs, their ostensible leader stages a skyjacking and escapes to Cuba.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Geschichte des Flugzeugentführers Ali LaBeet See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$202, 7 July 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,253, 21 September 2017
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Cave 7 Productions See more »
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A well-crafted and fascinating documentary
2 November 2017 | by Conor BresnanSee all my reviews

Jamie Kastner has made a sensational documentary. Having seen several documentaries lately that consider their entire run time serious and decidedly humorless, it came as a great relief and surprise when "The Skyjacker's Tale" had no problem having fun with serious matters. The movie's editing, music, style and reenactments create a sense of urgency, a desire to learn the story for yourself. It's exciting, entertaining and insightful.

In the Virgin Islands in the 1970's a massacre happens and the man convicted of the crime hijacks a plane to escape his sentence. The movie unfolds in a way where knowing the outcome would lessen the impact so I wan't add anything further. However, I can't emphasize enough how fascinating the actual events are and how well the documentary plays with our interpretation of the main subject. Furthermore, the documentary plays all sides and certainly gives credence to all viewpoints, which is vital for any documentary to work. This will be an overlooked gem, but please give it a shot as it is currently on Netflix.


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