Local Hero

Local Hero

An American oil-executive moves into a small coastal Scottish town in an attempt to buy it from under them and turn it into massive refinery, under supervision from Burt Lancaster, his mad boss. Less about a hardened conflict than a doting sketch of the relationships formed through this surreal arrangement, as the American begins to fall in love with his home away from home.

Presented by InDaily editor David Washington

Local Hero

  • Director: Bill Forsyth
  • Year: 1983
  • Run Time: 111 mins
  • Country: UK
  • Rating: M