Local Hero (1983)

Local Hero
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 51mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign
Keywords business, ecology, elderly, energy, environment, environmental, fish-out-of-water, real estate, romance, sea, small town
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Burt Lancaster Actor Felix Happer 1 1000001
Peter Riegert Actor Mac MacIntyre 1 1000002
Fulton McKay Actor Ben 1 1000003
Denis Lawson Actor Gordon Urquhart 1 1000004
Norman Chancer Actor Moritz 1 1000005
Peter Capaldi Actor Danny Oldsen 1 1000006
Rikki Fulton Actor Geddes 1 1000007
Alex Norton Actor Watt 1 1000008
Jenny Seagrove Actor Marina 1 1000009
Jennifer Black Actor Stella 1 1000010
Christopher Rozycki Actor Victor 1 1000011
Christopher Asante Actor Reverend Macpherson 1 1000012
David Anderson Actor Fraser 1 1000013
Sandra Voe Actor Mrs Fraser 1 1000014
Tam Burn Actor Roddy 1 1000015
Kenny Ireland Actor Skipper 1 1000016
Jimmy Vuill Actor Iain 1 1000017
James Kennedy Actor Edward 1 1000018
Charles Kearney Actor Peter 1 1000019
Willie Joss Actor Sandy 1 1000020
John Poland Actor Anderson 1 1000021
Gordon Sinclair Actor Ricky 1 1000022
Ray Jeffries Actor Andrew 1 1000023
Jonathan Watson Actor Jonathan 1 1000024
Caroline Guthrie Actor Pauline 1 1000025
Anne Jones Actor Linda Frazer 1 1000026
Ian Stewart Actor Mr Bulloch 1 1000027
Edith Ruddick Actor Old Lady 1 1000028
David Mowat Actor Gideon 1 1000029
Tanya Ticktin Actor Russian Lady 1 1000030
Dale Winchester Actor Ace Tones 1 1000031
Mark Winchester Actor Ace Tones 1 1000032
Alan Darby Actor Ace Tones 1 1000033
Alan Clark Actor Ace Tones 1 1000034
Brian Rowan Actor Ace Tones 1 1000035
Roddy Murray Actor Ace Tones 1 1000036
Anne Thompson Actor Switchboard Operator 1 1000037
Michele McCarel Actor Switchboard Operator 1 1000038
Elizabeth Macey Actor Switchboard Operator 1 1000039
Buddy Quaid Actor Crabbe 1 1000040
Harlan Jordan Actor Fountain 1 1000041
Karen Douglas Actor Mrs Wyatt 1 1000042
Luke Coulter Actor Baby 1 1000043
Dan Ammerman Actor Donaldson 1 1000044
John Jackson Actor Cal 1 1000045
Bill Forsyth Director n/a 2 2000001
David Puttnam Producer n/a 3 3000001
Iain Smith Associate Producer n/a 171 3000002
Bill Forsyth Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dennis Bishop Unit Manager (USA) 120832 5000001
Robin Douet Production Manager (United Kingdom) 305 5000002
Patricia Churchill Production Manager (USA) 305 5000003
Jonathan Benson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Melvin Lind Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Matthew Binns Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Joel Tuber Assistant Director (USA) 163 5000007
David Brown Location Manager n/a 193 5000008
Chris Menges Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Mick Coulter Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Bob Strauss Photography stills 120835 6000003
Graham Attwood Photography stills 120835 6000004
Michael Bradsell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mark Knopfler Music n/a 120781 8000001
Roger Murray-Leach Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Richard James Art Director art direction(USA) 183 9000002
Adrienne Atkinson Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Frank Walsh Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Ian Watson Art Director art direction 183 9000005
Penny Perry Casting n/a 179 10000001
Susie Figgis Casting n/a 179 10000002
Penny Rose Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Pip Newbery Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Shawn Dale Costumes n/a 120828 13000003
Barbara Sutton Hair hairstyles 120794 13000004
Tommy Manderson Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Karen Dawson Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000006
Bill Rowe Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000001
Ray Merrin Sound sound rerecording assistant 120816 14000002
Louis Kramer Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000003
Ian Fuller Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
David Grimsdale Sound Editor sound editor assistant 229 14000005
Steve Simmonds Visual Effects modelmaker 419 23000001
Peter Hutchinson Special Effects n/a 168 23000002
Peter Skehan Special Effects n/a 168 23000003
Patrick McColgan Special Effects n/a 168 23000004
Stuart Galloway Special Effects n/a 168 23000005
Roy Carnell Special Effects n/a 168 23000006
Wally Veevers Special Effects n/a 168 23000007
John Gorham Graphics n/a 120826 23000008
Jeff McManus Props n/a 120817 24000001
Arthur Wicks Props n/a 120817 24000002
Mary Richards Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Susan D'Arcy Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Synopsis
Good-natured Texas oil billionaire Felix Happer sends two representatives to Scotland to buy the fishing village of Ferness as a base for drilling in the North Sea. Surprisingly, the citizens are happy to sell their town, and the mayor works with the U.S. team to negotiate the deal. The lone dissenter is old Ben Knox. His family has owned the beach shack he lives in for centuries, and he refuses to sell it. When Happer flies in to oversee the problem, he hits it off with Ben, and this leads to the villagers and the Americans coming to a mutually beneficial arrangement.