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PETER RIEGERT & DENIS LAWSON SEE STARS IN 'LOCAL HERO'

Criterion Collection cover for LOCAL HERO starring Peter Riegert and Dennis Lawson Year: 1983
A Porsche driving Texas oil company negotiator is sent to a small town in Ireland to strike a deal that will make all the locals rich. Their land and beach is the perfect location for a refinery, and Peter Riegert as Mac – chosen for the assignment because of his supposed "Irish lineage" – enters the town whose inhabitants already know of their impending fortune.

Peter's subtle performance is nearly matched by the resident accountant Denis Lawson (Wedge from the original STARS WARS trilogy) as they wander around the gorgeous exterior discussing what prices go where...
Dennis Lawson and Peter Riegert in the gorgeous Scottish beachfront in LOCAL HERO Rates: *****
And always surrounded by an array of hopeful to strike it rich townsfolk including Mac's quirky British sidekick; a beautiful marine biologist; a drunken Russian; a seemingly unimportant beach bum; and an injured rabbit, Trudy... 

All leading to the final act when Burt Lancaster, as the eccentric Houston-based oil tycoon behind the deal, realizes the constellations mean everything in this modern fable written and directed by Bill Forsyth and backed by Mark Knofler’s earthy score, where everything remains genuine and grounded, even when those heavenly lights shine above. And after experiencing this movie you’ll never see a phone booth the same way again.
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