Local Hero - 1983
Business man MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) is sent by a massive Houston oil company to a secluded corner of Scotland to buy up a village for a future oil refinery. He gets the job on the strength of his supposed Scottish ancestry. Most of the villagers are quite excited about the money they are going to receive for selling; a few others would prefer to stay put. Against his own expectations, MacIntyre finds himself falling under the spell of this beautiful place - but can he really afford to turn this place he has grown to love into a huge, ugly oil refinery? A delightful Burt Lancaster as the quirky oil company executive with a obsessive love of astronomy.
Great cast. Surprising, delightful ending. Great soundtrack by Mark Knopfler. I loved this film.