Local Hero Poster

Release Date: March 26th, 2000

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, Norman Chancer, Peter Capaldi, Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton

Director: Bill Forsyth

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Enigma Films

Keywords: Small town, Heartwarming, Transformation, Charming, Friendship, Love, 1980s, Amusing, Endearing

Awards

Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Winner Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)