You've Been Trumped 2012 NR CC

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In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Donald Trump
1 hour 37 minutes

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You've Been Trumped

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Genres Documentary
Director Anthony Baxter
Starring Donald Trump
Supporting actors Sheila Forbes, Martin Ford, David Kennedy, David McCue, David Milne, Susan Munro, Richard Phinney, Charles Skene, Donald Trump, Andy Wightman
Studio Docurama
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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If you are a fan of reality television (I'm not), you have obviously seen a lot of Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump and know that he loves to hold whatever control and power he can get over individuals. While not a reality series with a planned plot, this recent wonderful documentary by British documentarian Anthony Baxter is REAL; captured in real time by Baxter (and even some of the local residents in a small community in Scotland - where Trump planned to build the world's largest golf course - when given hand help camcorders by Baxter).
One of my favorite "small films" is "Local Hero", a fictional feature film made in 1983 by Bill Forsythe which revolves around an American oil tycoon (played by Burt Lancaster) who sends his representative (Peter Riegert) to a similar Scottish community to buy up farm land and drill for oil. Baxter draws the parallel but incorporating scenes from "Local Hero" into his 100-minute film. What makes the store in "You've Been Trumped" so disheartening is that here there are real people who have lived on a beautiful coast with gorgeous sand dunes and lots of natural wildlife. And, as Baxter captures on his camera, the local police are - not surprisingly - on Trump's side because the politicians want the notoriety of the big project, damn the longtime residents.
Environmentalists will shed a tear as they watch the land being destroyed to make way for tee-off spots and a big hotel. The film is self-narrated by Baxter (who is an engaging speaker) and the residents. You are really drawn in to the story.
The DVD has a few two-minute clipsz of "unused footage" but the really special bonus is the 25-minute episode of Bill Moyers' show "Moyers& Company" where he interviews Baxter and urges ALL his viewers to see this important film.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on March 5, 2013
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In the vein of a true David versus Goliath story, the new documentary "You've Been Trumped" takes a fresh look at just what constitutes progress in the modern world. In an era where the conspicuously wealthy have been anointed the new aristocracy, what happens when ordinary citizens dare to take a stand against the profit machine? That's just what Anthony Baxter's entertaining film examines. In a case that became an international news story, local Scottish residents put everything on the line to try to prevent Donald Trump from destroying their countryside with a luxury golfing resort. And if ever a piece needed a good villain, Trump more than fills the bill. If I told you that Trump comes out in a very unflattering light, would that surprise you? While oftentimes Trump amuses me on a personal level, his greed and hubris certainly epitomize the skewed priorities that can't help but alienate the classes and perpetuate an economic divide. And where exactly do environmental concerns place when a multi-billion dollar deal is in play? I won't even answer that, I'll leave you guessing.

"You've Been Trumped" is, first and foremost, a tale of betrayal. The setting of the proposed resort is property that Trump has purchased along the Northern coast of Scotland (featured in 1983's Local Hero with Burt Lancaster). Ecologically sensitive, this stretch of land is one of the last vestiges of actual wilderness in the country. To undertake his massive construction project, the government overturns its own environmental laws to get in on the deal. This doesn't sit well with the locals that we meet and a war is ignited. And as their protests become more vocal and the construction efforts become more intrusive, the authorities want to have no part in the disagreement.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. L LaRegina on April 7, 2013
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The 2011 documentary YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED echoes a 1983 fictional film from which it borrows clips, LOCAL HERO. Both features depict foreign business interests stealing a community in Scotland, similar to what the European nations of the Berlin Conference did to Africa in the nineteenth century. The difference between YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED and LOCAL HERO is as stark as that of a happy ending and an unhappy one.

YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED proves an apex of the one percent's assault on the world. No longer content to pilfer from fellow citizens, now the moneyed interests go international in pursuit of what belongs to others, full circle from that Berlin Conference. In YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED, Donald Trump wines and dines Scottish authorities into forcing locals to sell their property so he can build a golf course. Perhaps because Trump comes off so egregiously in this documentary as he bad-mouths the lifestyle of a Scot landowner who won't sell, the filmmakers soft-pedal the fact that Trump's fortune started with an inheritance of $250 million Trump's father made building government-subsidized housing. Not that Donald Trump couldn't soak taxpayers on his own; he got a $60 million tax break to refurbish a hotel in New York City in one of his first real estate ventures. Like father, like son.

One more fictional movie comes to mind when I think of YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED, the 1987 classic WALL STREET. While Gordon Gekko's words, "Greed is good" is the line most quoted from WALL STREET, another of his remarks rings a louder truth: "If you're not inside, you're outside." A foreigner he may be, but YOU'VE BEEN TRUMPED shows us billionaire foreigner Donald Trump is on the inside and regular people whose property he covets from more than 3,000 miles away are on the outside.
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