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Local Hero (1983)

PG
111 min | Comedy, Drama

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.
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Cinematographer
Chris Menges (lighting cameraman)
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Release date
Feb 17, 1983 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Burt Lancaster
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Denis Lawson
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Gyearbuor Asante
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John M. Jackson
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Dan Ammerman
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Karen Douglas
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Harlan Jordan
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Betty Macey
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David Mowat
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Ann Scott-Jones
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Ian Stewart
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Jonathan Watson
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Alan Clark
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Alan Darby
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Caroline Guthrie
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Ray Jeffries
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James Kennedy
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Michelle McCarel
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Roddy Murray
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Buddy Quaid
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Edith Ruddick
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Anne Thompson
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7.3 / 10 | 19,285 votes