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Local Hero (Criterion Collection)

Local Hero (Criterion Collection)

(Special Edition, Widescreen, Subtitled)
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Price: £23.32

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Bill Forsyth put Scottish cinema on the map with this delightfully eccentric culture-clash comedy. Riffing on popular representations of Scottish life and folklore, Local Hero follows the Texas oil executive Mac (Peter Riegert), who is dispatched by his crackpot boss (Burt Lancaster) to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and it's oddball denizens and Texas starts to feel awfully far away. Packed with a near nonstop stream of droll one-liners and deadpan gags, this enchanting cult hit finds Forsyth surveying the idiosyncrasies of small-town life with the satirical verve of a latter-day Preston Sturges, arriving at a sly commentary on conservation, corporate greed, and the legacies we leave behind.

Description

Title: Local Hero (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Comedy Video, Drama
Starring: Peter Capaldi, Norman Chancer, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert
Director: Bill Forsyth
Studio: Criterion
Attributes: Special Edition, Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 24/09/2019
Media Format: Blu-ray
Rated: PG
UPC: 715515234610
Original Language: ENG
Subtitles: ENG
Run Time: 111 minutes
Year of Release: 1983