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Local Hero (1983)

Director Bill Forsyth's follow up to "Gregory's Girl", this delightfully observed comedy looks at the conflict between a Texas oil company and the canny residents of a Scottish fishing village, whose land is needed by the Americans for their North Sea oil base.

Peter Riegert's character, 'Mac' is charged with securing the property rights but things don't go exactly as planned. Between, the Northern Lights, mysterious mermaid figures and one eccentric Scottish man (played by Fulton Mackay), Mac would have a hard time getting tiny house plans started let alone a large scale oil refinery. A charming and unexpected movie with an extra impressive soundtrack.

Director: Bill Forsyth
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Dennis Lawson, Peter Capaldi, Fulton Mackay, Jenny Seagrove, Jennifer Black
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Aberdeen Moidart Loch Tarff Pennan Banff Morar
Aberdeen Moidart Loch Taff Pennan Banff Camusdarach
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Lochailort Loch Eilt
Loch Eilt Loch Eilt
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Pennan Loch Eilt Camusdarach Banff