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  • Director

    Bill Forsyth

  • Starring

    Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Peter Capaldi

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    111 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Chris Menges

  • Editor: Michael Bradsell

  • Produced by: David Puttnam

  • Music: Mark Knopfler

  • Screenplay by: Bill Forsyth

  • Production Designer: Roger Murray-Leach

Local Hero presented by EIFF and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh


Treasured by a generation in Scotland and loved far and wide, Local Hero is a defining moment of Scottish storytelling and an international hit film. Enjoy reliving this romantic, wry and warming tale of an American oilman who tries to buy a Scottish fishing village he ends up falling in love with. Join director and writer Bill Forsyth in conversation with The Lyceum’s artistic director, David Greig, as they work on the world premiere of a stage adaption of this beloved story, opening at The Lyceum in Spring 2019.

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