Local Hero

Released: 1983 Running Time: 119 mins

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Felix Happer (Burt Lancaster), the eccentric owner/president of the Houston-based conglomerate Knox Industries, decides to build a refinery on the northern Scottish coast. He sends young executive Mac (Peter Riegert) to secure the property rights in the mistaken belief that he is Scottish – he is actually Hungarian – and thus can talk the language of the locals. He will be assisted by Danny Oldsen (Peter Capaldi), who works in Knox’s Aberdeen office. Dealing principally with Gordon Urquhart (Denis Lawson), the local innkeeper with an accounting business on the side, Mac is unaware of the residents’ secret agenda.

Key People:

Director: Bill Forsyth

Writer: Bill Forsyth

Cinematography: Chris Menges

Production Design: Roger Murray-Leach

Music: Mark Knopfler

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the Local Hero Page on IMDB.

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