The Strike

(1988)
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The Strike is a film from The Comic Strip Presents that received a limited theatrical release, and won the Golden Rose of Montreux for the same year. The film concerns Paul (Alexei Sayle), a Welsh former miner and aspiring screenwriter, who writes a hard-hitting filmscript about his own experiences of the 1984 Miners' Strike. However, the Hollywood production company that gets hold of his script turns it into a ludicrously sensationalist and anachronistic action film, starring Al Pacino (played by Richardson) as Arthur Scargill, and Meryl Streep (Jennifer Saunders) as his wife.

  1. Peter Richardson

    Director, Writer

  2. Pete Richens

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Peter Richardson

    Peter Richardson

    Al Pacino as Arthur Scargill

  2. Jennifer Saunders

    Jennifer Saunders

    Meryl Streep as Mrs Scargill

  3. Alexei Sayle

    Alexei Sayle

    Paul

  4. Dawn French

    Dawn French

    Verity/Old Lady/Celebrity

  5. Nigel Planer

    Nigel Planer

    Bernard/Old Man/Camp Actor

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The Strike

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Status Released

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  • February 20, 1988
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

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