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Local Hero

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  • Actors: Mark Knopfler, Burt Lancaster, Denis Lawson, Fulton MacKay, Peter Riegert
  • Directors: Bill Forsyth
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: G (General Audience) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Dall'Angelo Pictures
  • Run Time: 111.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041KYISK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 372,609 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Felix Happer, presidente di una potente Società petrolifera del Texas, ha deciso di installare un colossale terminale per la raffinazione del greggio su un lembo delle coste scozzesi. Uomo ricco a dismisura, ma appassionato di astrologia, invia a Farness un giovane suo funzionario, con l'incarico di procedere ai contratti di acquisto dei terreni con gli abitanti del paesino e di restare, quindi, in stretto contatto con lui, dandogli notizie anche su ciò che andrà a vedere nella volta celeste (a quanto risulta ad Happer, le costellazioni sono favorevoli). Mac Intyre - dunque - parte, prende visione in Inghilterra del perfetto plastico predisposto dai tecnici della Società, incontra "in loco" Marina, una giovane ed esperta subacquea, anch'essa della Compagnia, specialista in fauna e flora sottomarina e, accompagnato da un altro giovane collega inglese, arriva a Farness. Le trattative cominciano, tutti gli abitanti sono favorevoli a vendere i propri terreni e intanto, nella breve attesa riconnessa con i necessari adempimenti, Mac Intyre (forse anche perché scozzese di origine) rimane sempre più sedotto dalla bellezza dei luoghi, dalla limpidezza del mare e dalla cordiale semplicità degli abitanti. Farness è un posto molto strano per lui, avvezzo alla vita di Houston, frenetica, ma di orizzonti ben limitati per un giovane dirigente che sembra respirare aria pura per la prima volta. Gli incontri sono interessanti (arriva anche un peschereccio sovietico) e Marina, in tuta subacquea, funge pure da sirena (ammiratissima dall'amico inglese) emergendo con conchiglie e coralli. Felix Happer, presidente di una potente Società petrolifera del Texas, ha deciso di installare un colossale terminale per la raffinazione del...

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Long before The Full Monty there was this lovely fish-out-of-water comedy by deft Scots writer-director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl). Set in the 1980s during a period of controversy over North Sea oil drilling, Local Hero follows a likeable, woolly American junior executive (Peter Riegert) dispatched from Texas by his blustering boss (a high-spirited Burt Lancaster) to a small fishing village on the coast of Scotland for the purpose of swindling the presumably simple-minded locals out of their drilling rights. The surprise isn't that the villagers turn the tables on the American schemers, but that they do so without displaying a hint of malice. They get a kick out of flummoxing the city slickers. Even Lancaster's greed-head Felix Happer eventually has a change of heart. In outline, this may sound more ordinary than it feels as you're watching it. The fine young British actor Denis Lawson, who had a tiny role as one of the fighter pilots in Star Wars plays Riegert's UK contact, Gordon Urquhart, a sad sack with a noble soul. --David Chute


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