Local Hero

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Norman Chancer
Director: Bill Forsyth
Writer: Bill Forsyth
Language: English
Studio: Celandine Films
Duration: 1
Rated: PG
DVD Release: September 1999

Oil billionaire Happer sends Mac to a remote Scotish villiage to secure the property rights for an oil refinery they want to build. Mac teams up with Danny and starts the negotiations, the locals are keen to get their hands on the 'Silver Dollar' and can't believe their luck. However a local hermit and beach scavenger, Ben Knox, lives in a shack on the crucial beach which he also owns. Happer is more interested in the Northern Lights and Danny in a surreal girl with webbed feet, Marina. Mac is used to a Houston office with fax machines but is forced to negotiate on Bens terms.

Burt LancasterFelix Happer
Peter RiegertMac
Fulton MackayBen
Denis LawsonUrquhart
Norman ChancerMoritz
Peter CapaldiOldsen
Rikki FultonGeddes
Alex NortonWatt
Jenny SeagroveMarina
Jennifer BlackStella
Christopher RozyckiVictor
Gyearbuor AsanteRev Macpherson (as Christopher Asante)
John M. JacksonCal (as John Jackson)
Dan AmmermanDonaldson
Tam Dean BurnRoddy
Luke CoulterBaby
Karen DouglasMrs. Wyatt
Kenny IrelandSkipper
Harlan JordanFountain
Charles KearneyPeter
Betty MaceySwitchboard Operator
David MowatGideon
John PolandAnderson
Brian RowanAce Tone
Ann Scott-JonesLinda Fraser (as Anne Scott Jones)
Ian StewartMr. Bulloch
Tanya TicktinRussian Girl
Jonathan WatsonJonathan
Mark WinchesterAce Tone
Dave AndersonFraser (as David Anderson)
Alan ClarkAce Tone
Alan DarbyAce Tone
Caroline GuthriePauline
Ray JeffriesAndrew
Willie JossSandy
James KennedyEdward
Michele McCarelSwitchboard Operator
Roddy MurrayAce Tone
Buddy QuaidCrabbe
Edith RuddickOld Lady
John Gordon SinclairRicky
Anne ThompsonSwitchboard Operator
Sandra VoeMrs. Fraser
Dale WinchesterAce Tone
Jimmy YuillIain
Mark KnopflerComposer
Chris MengesCinematographer
Michael BradsellEditor
Genre: Comedy
Media: Blu-ray
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
IMDb: 0085859