Local Hero | 1983

Drama, Comedy
When Texas oil developers try to buy up a small Scottish fishing village for their North Sea oil base, one old resident refuses to sell.
Director: Bill Forsyth
Writers: Bill Forsyth
Awards: 4 wins & 6 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Felix Happer

Actor

... Mac MacIntyre

Actor

... Ben

Actor

... Gordon Urquhart

Actor

... Moritz

Actor

... Danny Oldsen

Actor

... Geddes

Actor

... Watt

Actor

... Marina

Actor

... Victor

Actor

... Reverend Macpherson

Actor

... Fraser

Actor

Company

Enigma Productions Ltd

Production Company

GSE

Production Company

Production Company

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.

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