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Local Hero
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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster

Felix Happer
Denis Lawson

Denis Lawson

Urquhart
Rikki Fulton

Rikki Fulton

Geddes


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Bill Forsyth

Bill Forsyth

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Release date: 17 February 1983
UPC: 085391130727
Drama (4), Comedy (3), 1983 (2), Romance (1), SnP (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1), Cross-Cultural (1), Dark-humour (1), Rated Pg (1), 1.85:1 (1), UK (1), 1980s (1)
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"Young big oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre has a name that is not Scottish but is close enough to land him an assignment in which he must travel to a small beach town in Scotland in order to set up a new refinery for the company. Local Hero is a quaint little story of how modern progress, despite its often deservedly bad guy reputation, doesn't always have to have a bad ending when it comes head to head with small town values. Oh, and don't worry, that's not hinting to any kind of a spoiler to "


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"A lovely whimsical, off-beat comedy with just enough plot to keep it going, just enough surprises in it to keep it interesting, and lots of great characters played by actors who really deliver. This relatively obscure little film from 1983 is pure pleasure. It has so much working for it and it shows Scotland at it's glorious best with the locations. Don't miss it."


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" "Local Hero" is about an American who goes to Scotland so that he can do business there for a big company. Burt Lancaster has a glorified cameo as his kindly old boss who loves astronomy. This is a genial picture with a good feel for 'local colour'. It's one of those comedies in which an outsider is won over by the sweet inhabitants of a small town. There isn't much conflict or suspense. That's okay. Movies like this can coast on their pleasantness. My favourite parts were the astonishing sce"


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"Local hero was somehow a little bit strange once in a while. I can't quite say why, maybe it was its humour. But nevertheless it captivated me, the characters were persuasive and sympathetic. When the main character didn't want to leave the little town in Scotland to go back home to Houston, Texas you kind of felt the same. It was a nice little movie where things never happened as you thought them to happen and apart from that there didn't happen too much, which you could count to a lot of a"


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"Release Date - February 17th, 1983 Box office gross - $5,895,761 Watched January 9th - Amazon Streaming - Rewatch "It's their place, Mac, They have a right to make what they can of it - you can't eat scenery." - Victor Local Hero is another movie I remember liking more back in 1983 - It is about an oil company that wants to buy a small town in Scotland to build an oil refinery and they send two representatives there to negotiate the deal- I remember it being charming and funny, but this tim"



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