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The Knox Oil and Gas Company lives in the top of a huge Houston skyscraper thousands of miles from the North Sea oil - and light years away from the sleepy Scottish seaside village it wants to buy raze and replace with refineries and deep-water docks. Knox sends its ace deal-maker and chief negotiator to handle the negotiations. But instead of encountering stiff local resistance he finds cheerful prospective millionaires beautiful northern lights and a mermaid with webbed toes. One of the most enchanting comedies in years Bill Forsyth's slyly original comic lark is pure cinema magic.

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play  Knox Oil and Gas of Houston is far removed from the North Sea oil it desires - and the sleepy Scottish seaside village it wants to buy and replace with a refinery So Knox sends it ace dealmaker (Peter Riegart) to negotiate He finds cheerful future millionaires awesome northern lights a lusty innkeeper a stubborn beachcomber and a mermaid with webbed toes And you&39;ve found Bill Forsyth&39;s enchanting comedy Local Hero Forsyth&39;s touch is perfect whether showing us a tycoon (Burt Lancaster) with his head in the stars or bridging generations at an all-night ceilidh dance Actors Burt Lancaster Peter Riegert Denis Lawson Fulton MacKay & Jenny Seagrove Director Bill Forsyth Certificate PG Year 1983 Languages English - Dolby (20) Stereo Subtitles English For The Hearing Impaired Duration 1 hour and 47 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players

Mac (Peter Riegert) is a young executive who flies to Scotland to purchase an entire town on behalf of the oil company he works for, which is run by near-psychotic Happer (Burt Lancaster). The townsfolk seem happy enough to part with their town, although they drive a hard bargain. Meanwhile Mac, who was wrongly thought by his boss to be of Scottish descent, begins to take a liking to the little village. Bill Forsyth directs - in his usual quirky manner - this gentle comedy.

  • Average Rating for Local Hero [1983] - 5 out of 5

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  • Local Hero [1983]
    matt vallance

    This film is one of my all time favourites, directed by Bill Forsyth (Gregorys girl) and produced by David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire) its a tail of a Texas oil company owner, his hot shot wheeler dealer employee who is sent to a little scottish fishing village to buy land for the Knox company to build a North sea oil base. Its a charming tail of quirkieness, laughter and love built upon the interactions between characters and developing relationships throughout the film leading to a suprise twist at the end. The soundtrack is superb with Mark Knopfler producing atmospheric music well suited in everyway to this brillant film. Made in the 80's this classic film brings back memories of much simplier times and really makes one think that is it best to 'live to work' or 'work to live'!

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