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Whisky Galore!. Image shows from L to R: Peggy Macroon (Naomi Battrick), Captain Paul Wagget (Eddie Izzard), Joseph Macroon (Gregor Fisher). Copyright: Whisky Galore Movie Plc.

Whisky Galore!

2017 British comedy film re-make of the classic 1949 comedy. Stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Naomi Battrick, Sean Biggerstaff, Kevin Guthrie and others.

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Whisky Galore!. Image shows from L to R: Sergeant Odd (Sean Biggerstaff), Peggy Macroon (Naomi Battrick), Joseph Macroon (Gregor Fisher). Copyright: Whisky Galore Movie Plc.

Whisky Galore!

New colour adaptation of the classic 1949 Ealing comedy and Compton Mackenzie novel, Whisky Galore, based on a true story

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Creator
Compton Mackenzie
Starring
Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Naomi Battrick, Sean Biggerstaff, Kevin Guthrie, Iain Robertson, Anthony Strachan, Brian Pettifer and others
Writer
Peter McDougall
Director
Gillies Mackinnon
Producers
Iain Maclean and Alan J Wands

Colour remake of the 1949 Ealing comedy classic Whisky Galore.

The inhabitants of a Scottish island try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a nearby stranded ship. A remake of the beloved black and white original film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios, which was based on the novel by Sir Compton Mackenzie, which itself was based on the real events of 1941 when the S.S. Politician was shipwrecked in the Outer Hebrides leading to an hilarious battle as the wily islanders on nearby Eriskay tried to salvage the huge cargo of whisky on board, enraging the British authorities.

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