Local Hero Movie Review 1983

Information and Film Reviews for Local Hero the Movie

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Riegert is a yuppie representative of a huge oil company who endeavors to buy a sleepy Scottish fishing village for excavation, and finds himself hypnotized by the place and its crusty denizens. Back in Texas at company headquarters, tycoon Lancaster deals with a psycho therapist and gazes at the stars looking for clues. A low-key, charmingly offbeat Scottish comedy with its own sense of logic and quiet humor, poetic landscapes, and unique characters, epitomizing Forsyth's original style.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Black Gold, Star Gazing, Scotland, Corporate Shenanigans, 4 Bones
Bill Forsyth
Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Burt Lancaster, Fulton Mackay, Jenny Seagrove, Peter Capaldi, Norman Chancer
Chris Menges
Bill Forsyth
Mark Knopfler


British Acad. 1983: Director (Forsyth); N.Y. Film Critics 1983: Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1983: Screenplay.

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