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Local hero / Warner Bros. Pictures ; an Enigma production for Goldcrest ; produced by David Puttnam ; written and directed by Bill Forsyth.

Forsyth, Bill, 1946- (film director,, screenwriter.). Puttnam, David, 1941- (film producer.). Menges, Chris, 1940- (director of photography.). Knopfler, Mark, (composer (expression)). Bradsell, Michael, (film editor.). Murray-Leach, Roger, 1943- (production designer.). Riegert, Peter, 1947- (actor.). Mackay, Fulton, 1922-1987 (actor.). Lawson, Denis, (actor.). Capaldi, Peter, (actor.). Black, Jennfier, (actor.). Seagrove, Jenny, (actor.). Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994 (actor.). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (production company.). Enigma (Local Hero) Limited, (production company.). Goldcrest Films International, (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (film distributor.). Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton MacKay, Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Black, Jenny Seagrove, Burt Lancaster. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436371
  • ISBN: 168143637X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations)
  • Edition: Director-approved two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title frame.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Wide screen (1.78:1 aspect ratio).
Director-approved special edition features: commentary soundtrack with director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode, recorded in 2018; New conversation between Forsyth and film critic David Cairns; Shooting from heart, a 1985 documentary about the work of cinematographer Chris Menges; 1983 episode of The South Bank show, about the production of the film; The making of Local hero; I thought maybe I'd get to meet Alan Whicker, a 1983 interview with Forsyth; plus, on insert, an essay by film scholar Jonathan Murray.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc one -- Local hero [feature film] -- disc two. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Chris Menges ; editor, Michael Bradsell ; music, Mark Knopfler ; production designer, Roger Murray-Leach.
Participant or Performer Note:
Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton MacKay, Peter Capaldi, Jennifer Black, Jenny Seagrove, Burt Lancaster.
Summary, etc.:
Texas oil executive Mac is dispatched by his crackpot boss to a remote seaside village in Scotland with orders to buy out the town and develop the region for an oil refinery. But as business mixes with pleasure, Mac finds himself enchanted by both the picturesque community and its oddball denizens, and Texas starts to feel awfully far away.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 widescreen presentation; Dolby digital monaural; color.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Home use - Inquire for classroom rights.
Language Note:
English dialogue; optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Fishing villages > Scotland > Drama.
Industrial location consultants > Scotland > Drama.
Petroleum industry and trade > Scotland > Drama.
Americans > Scotland > Drama.
Fishing villages.
Petroleum industry and trade.
Scotland.
Genre: Comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.