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Local hero

by Peter Riegert; Denis Lawson; Fulton Mackay; Burt Lancaster; Bill Forsyth; Enigma (Firm); Goldcrest Films International.;

  DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system  |  [wide- and full-screen presentations

Charming, quirky film set in Scotland   (2011-10-15)

Excellent

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by jcorelis

Local Hero is a genuine cult movie, the kind that has a small but devoted following of fans, though it's not popular among other people who don't "get it." It concerns a trio of executives from a huge Houston corporation (led by Burt Lancaster, who is excellent in an unusual-for-him comic role) who travel to the remote Scottish Highlands to negotiate the purchase of an entire village as an oil trans-shipment port. The film's appeal is hard to explain: much of the humor is of the dead-pan, shaggy dog type, and the atmosphere continually verges on fantasy without quite showing anything that's literally impossible. The well-photographed Scottish landscape is extremely beautiful. All in all, a very enjoyable, unfairly neglected film. No particular advisories, though much of the humor will be beyond children. (Reviewed by Jon Corelis)




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