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.