Local Hero (Umbrella Ent) (1983)

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A Texas oil billionaire (Burt Lancaster), the Academy Award winning star of From Here to Eternity attempts to buy out a remote Scottish fihing village for an oil refinery, and sends his ace dealmaker Mac (Peter Riegert, The Mask) to secure his property rights. However local eccentric Ben Knox (Fulton Mackay, Britannia Hospital) refuses to sell his beach and Mac is forced to negotiate on Ben's terms.
An acclaimed comedy from writer/director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl), Local Hero ranks as a British classic in the great tradition of films like I Know Where I'm Going! and Whiskey Galore! and provides a witty contrast between urban Texas and rural Scotland. It also features a superb soundtrack by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.
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Burt Lancaster
Peter Riegert
Fulton Mackay
Denis Lawson
Norman Chancer
Peter Capaldi
Rikki Fulton
Alex Norton
Jenny Seagrove
Jennifer Black
Christopher Rozycki
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Bill Forsyth
Mark Knopfler
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Comedy Drama 1983 106:52 576i (PAL) 4
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded (192Kb/s)
English for the Hearing Impaired
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