You've Been Trumped

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You've Been Trumped
You've Been Trumped poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Anthony Baxter
Produced by Richard Phinney
Release date(s)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

You've Been Trumped is a 2011 documentary by British filmmaker Anthony Baxter. The film documents the construction of a luxury golf course on a beach in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland by Real Estate Tycoon Donald Trump, and the subsequent struggles between the locals and Donald Trump and Scottish legal and governmental authorities. The film was briefly ranked as the highest rated British film of all time on the Internet Movie Database.[1] The film used scenes from the movie Local Hero.

When it was announced that the documentary was to be given its British television premiere on BBC Two on 21 October 2012,[2] Trump's lawyers contacted the corporation to demand that the film should not be shown, claiming that it is defamatory and misleading. The screening went ahead, the BBC defending the decision and pointing out that Trump had refused the opportunity to take part in the film.[3]


ReelScotland reviewed the film, concluding "an emotive film which shows both what can happen when a Government considers money over its own laws and how those at the sharp end remain resilient throughout".[4]

Bill Forsyth, the director of Local Hero (from which the film used footage), reacted to the film positively. He saw the film at the Shetland Film Festival.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "IMDb: Anti-Donald Trump doc is greatest British movie ever". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "You've Been Trumped -". iPlayer. BBC. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Carrell, Severin (22 October 2012). "Donald Trump lawyers tried to stop BBC showing Scottish bullying film". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Melville (17 October 2012). "Film Review: You’ve Been Trumped". Reel Scotland. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 

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