1983 film written and directed by Bill Forsyth
with a great score by Mark Knopfler
. Starring Peter Reigert
(Boon from Animal House
) as Macintyre and Burt Lancaster
at Felix Happer.
Macintyre works for a Happer's Houston oil conglomerate, and is sent to negotiate a deal with a small coastal Scottish town to buy the place out in its entirety. Everything goes great until it turns out an old hermit living on a shack on the beach holds the deed to a critical piece of land.
This is a great film. A simple, interesting and non-ironic story that's amusing and well-acted. A lot of Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler fans have heard the soundtrack, but haven't seen it.