Allied Stars Ltd
Al-Fayed appointed his son, Dodi Fayed as the chief executive. Allied Star's first production was the 1980 musical Breaking Glass, which starred Hazel O'Connor. The next production backed by Allied Stars was the drama Chariots of Fire, in which Al-Fayed invested £3 million and purchased a 25% stake in the film. The film was also financed by Twentieth Century Fox and distributed by Alan Ladd, Jr.'s The Ladd Company.
Before the completion of Chariots of Fire, Al-Fayed sold his stake for a share of the profits if the film succeeded. The film was a huge success and earned Allied Stars $6 million.
- Bower, Tom (1998). Fayed: The Unauthorized Biography. Macmillan. ISBN 9780333745540.
- James Chapman (10 December 2005). Past and Present: National Identity and the British Historical Film. I.B.Tauris. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-85043-807-6. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
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