The Strike (1988)

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  • The Miners' Strike Alternative

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A film is made about the Miners' strike during 1984-5, Al Pacino is cast as Arthur Scargill, and Meryl Streep as his wife. The ending is altered, so that the miners are successful and Scargill gets the girl.

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