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People, Politics and Planes

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Synopsis

The real events surrounding the sudden economic collapse of British Entrepreneur Sir Freddie Laker who had dared to take on the elite giants with his pioneering low cost ‘peoples airline’ Skytrain, and the resulting billion dollar Grand Jury case in Washington DC between 1983-1985.
Faced with the US and UK governments lead by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, their collusion was far greater than Laker could have possibly imagined, most dramatically when the leaders declared the need to protect ‘national interests’. In the resulting case Reagan become the first and only sitting president to ever dismiss a Grand Jury.
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Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Format
Archive
Director
Vince Woods
Producer
Simon Barnes
Co-Producer
Vince Woods
Executive Producer
Marcus Searancke, Alena Walker, Steve Rogers
Editor
Rob Key
Screenwriter
Vince Woods
Music
Julian Bayliss
Principal Cast
Sir Freddie Laker
Film Title Note
Film title should read 'People, Politics & Planes'

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Last updated 14th February 2019

Production Company

Tall Tree Entertainment and Premiere Pictures
Vince Woods
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