History Film / LocalHero

24th Apr '16 10:27:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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A rather charming film directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Creator/BurtLancaster, Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, and Creator/PeterCapaldi. This thoughtful comedy follows an American oil company executive, "Mac" [=MacIntyre=] (Riegert), who is sent to negotiate with the local inhabitants of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] town of Ferness because their home lies on prime coastline for new petroleum and chemical processing facilities.

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A rather charming film directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Creator/BurtLancaster, Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Creator/PeterCapaldi and Creator/PeterCapaldi.Creator/BurtLancaster. This thoughtful comedy follows an American oil company executive, "Mac" [=MacIntyre=] (Riegert), who is sent to negotiate with the local inhabitants of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] town of Ferness because their home lies on prime coastline for new petroleum and chemical processing facilities.


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* AndStarring: "And Burt Lancaster." In spite of the poster's picture, he's not the main character, but he is the biggest name.
24th Apr '16 10:09:39 AM CaptainCrawdad
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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
%% * OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
%% * PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]

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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
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It's hinted that Marina is actually a mermaid. She has webbed toes on land, and her tail is occasionally glimpsed in water.
* OvertOperative: Danny and his wears a ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
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airport, making his intentions obvious.
* PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]Knopfler]] is the composer.


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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Mac obviously feels out of place when he returns to his modern, New York apartment.
26th Feb '16 5:17:03 AM enitharmon
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* HiddenDepths: Everyone in town, even the most seemingly one-dimensional. The punk girl, for instance, admits she's chasing Danny even though he's obviously not right for her because he's someone ''different'' than the boys in Ferness. One of the townspeople begins to sob that despite being on the verge of being filthy rich, it hasn't made him feel any different.

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* HiddenDepths: Everyone in town, even the most seemingly one-dimensional. The punk girl, for instance, admits she's chasing Danny even though he's obviously not right for her because he's someone ''different'' than from the boys in Ferness. One of the townspeople begins to sob that despite being on the verge of being filthy rich, it hasn't made him feel any different.
6th Jan '16 2:18:14 PM VenomLancerHae
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Felix Happer.

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%% * BunnyEarsLawyer: Felix Happer.



* CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.

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%% * CuteClumsyGirl: A rare male example in Danny.



* HotScientist: Marina.

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%% * HotScientist: Marina.



* MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.

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%% * MeaningfulName: Marina and Stella.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
* OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
* PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]

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%% * OurMermaidsAreDifferent: Well, maybe.
%% * OvertOperative: Danny and his ConspicuousTrenchcoat at the airport.
%% * PopStarComposer: [[Music/DireStraits Mark Knopfler.]]
15th Nov '15 11:47:27 AM nombretomado
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Americans in RonaldReagan's America were probably shocked and amused at Soviet citizen Victor's capitalistic views ("I'm a cash man, Gordon..."). From a modern perspective, we now know Soviet citizens were constantly looking for the extra buck.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Americans in RonaldReagan's UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's America were probably shocked and amused at Soviet citizen Victor's capitalistic views ("I'm a cash man, Gordon..."). From a modern perspective, we now know Soviet citizens were constantly looking for the extra buck.
15th Oct '15 2:09:43 PM mlsmithca
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: At the Céilidh Danny is pursued- rather aggressively- by a female punk. He finds her abhorrent mainly because she's not Marina.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: At the Céilidh Danny is pursued- pursued - rather aggressively- aggressively - by a female punk. He finds her abhorrent mainly because she's not Marina.
3rd Oct '15 10:24:55 AM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Gordon Urquhart serves Mac and Danny breakfast as their innkeeper, then a bit later they head across the street and find that Gordon is also the mayor. He's also a lawyer and handles much of the negotiations on the town's behalf.
** Being a small, isolated town, ''all'' of the people at Ferness have multiple jobs. In fact, one of them is incredulous that Mac only has ''one'' job.
26th Sep '15 8:21:13 PM jedidarrick
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[[quoteright:300: Film poster depicting Mac, left, and Happer, right.]]

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[[quoteright:300: [[caption-width-right:300: Film poster depicting Mac, left, and Happer, right.]]
18th Aug '15 10:38:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* BilingualBonus: Russian speakers will chuckle at Gordon and his lady's argument, culminating in Gordon dismissing her by saying in English, "Silly bitch."

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* BilingualBonus: Russian speakers will chuckle at Gordon Victor and his lady's argument, culminating in Gordon dismissing her by saying in English, "Silly bitch."
9th Jun '15 9:03:32 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[spoiler: The Trope Image is wrong. In the end, EveryoneWins - the only one who doesn't get what he wants, [=McIntyre=], isn't mentioned on the poster.]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[spoiler: The Trope Image [[spoiler:The poster text is wrong. In the end, EveryoneWins - the everyone wins. The only one who doesn't get what he wants, [=McIntyre=], isn't mentioned on the poster.]]poster. Also, Burt Lancaster has only a small, supporting role, whereas he is featured most prominently in the poster]].
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