Local Hero (1983)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.



  • Peter Riegert and Christopher Rozycki in Local Hero (1983)
  • Burt Lancaster and Fulton Mackay in Local Hero (1983)
  • Peter Capaldi in Local Hero (1983)
  • Burt Lancaster in Local Hero (1983)
  • Peter Capaldi and Jenny Seagrove in Local Hero (1983)
  • Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert in Local Hero (1983)

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19 June 2001 | dcs84
I bought my couch based on this film.
Yes, the summary line has been used in an attempt to qualify this entry as upbeat and interesting. But it is true, I did purchase a modular couch unit because the hero in Local Hero has a scene where he reclines in a couch while on the phone (his is cream, mine, mindful of stains is blue). This little anecdote symbolises the effect this film has had on me. I first saw it at the impressionable age of 14, and have watched it pretty much on an annual basis ever since.

I don't know how, or why it has proved such an hypnotic film, maybe it is due to the fact that there is not a sordid event in sight, that every scene reamains soft and innocent, without becoming fantasy. It could all happen, to me, or you and it is totally unthreatening. Not a fist fight, mugging, or domestically violent vision to behold. The film is like a memorable weekend where you know you've experienced something special.

You have to set the right mood, this film is definately a red wine with candles film, not one of the beer and pizza variety.

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