Mac (Peter Riegert) is a young executive who flies to Scotland to purchase an entire town on behalf of the oil company he works for, which is run by near-psychotic Happer (Burt Lancaster). The townsfolk seem happy enough to part with their town, although they drive a hard bargain. Meanwhile Mac, who was wrongly thought by his boss to be of Scottish descent, begins to take a liking to the little village. Bill Forsyth directs – in his usual quirky manner – this gentle comedy.

Available for the first time on Blu-Ray complete with special features, including an audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode.


Audio commentary with director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode

Interview with Writer & Director Bill Forsyth

Getting In On The Action (1982) – 29 min behind-the-scenes documentary

The Music of Local Hero (2019) – Brand new interview with composer Mark Knopfler

A Conversation with Peter Capaldi & Gordon Sinclair (1982)

The South Bank Show – Making of Local Hero (1983)

Original Theatrical Trailer

Not all Special Features are presented in High Definition video, audio and subtitles may vary

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.