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Release Date: February 17, 1983Running Time: 111 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Foreign


Burt Lancaster

Peter Riegert

Denis Lawson

Peter Capaldi

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Good-natured Texas oil billionaire Felix Happer sends two representatives to Scotland to buy the fishing village of Ferness as a base for drilling in the North Sea. Surprisingly, the citizens are happy to sell their town, and the mayor works with the U.S. team to negotiate the deal. The lone dissenter is old Ben Knox. His family has owned the beach shack he lives in for centuries, and he refuses to sell it. When Happer flies in to oversee the problem, he hits it off with Ben, and this leads to the villagers and the Americans coming to a mutually beneficial arrangement.