DistributionLocal Hero

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"Loaded with wry, offbeat humor... The sort of satisfying, personal picture that is becoming increasingly rare."

Todd MacCarthy, Variety

Local Hero

When Texan oil developers try to buy up a small Scottish fishing village for their North Sea oil base, the canny residents give the Americans more than they bargained for.

BAFTA - Best Direction

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Cast and crew

Director:
Bill Forsyth

Producers:
David Puttnam (Academy Award winner, Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, The Mission,
Midnight Express)

Writers:
Bill Forsyth

Cast:
Burt Lancaster (From Here to Eternity, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Killers), Peter Riegert (The Mask), Denis Lawson (Star Wars trilogy)

Distributor:
Warner Bros.

Information

Genre: Comedy

Runtime: 111 minutes

Year of production: 1983

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