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Restless Natives (1985)

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Two Scottish friends become local folk heroes and tourist attractions when they start holding up tour buses with novelty items.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Friell ...
Will
Joe Mullaney ...
Ronnie
Teri Lally ...
Margot
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Bender
Robert Urquhart ...
Baird
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Will's father
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Pyle
Bryan Forbes ...
Driver
Nanette Newman ...
Passenger
Ann Scott-Jones ...
Will's mother
Rachel Boyd ...
Ilsa
Iain McColl ...
Nigel
Dave Anderson ...
Illingworth
Eiji Kusuhara ...
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Two lads in Edinburgh embark on a non-violent spree of robberies. They dress up in clown masks and act as modern highwaymen, robbing coach loads of tourists in the highlands. In the process they become folk heroes to the locals. Their adventures make for a whimsical and gentle comedy, in the Bill Forsyth vein. Written by Alan Burns <aburns@nelson.com>

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Scotland's most notorious public enemies since Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. See more »

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12 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Written and Performed by Big Country
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The clown and wolfman rules!
7 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

There has not been a finer film made in Scotland ever, so sod you braveheart.........

I saw this film at the cinema and was captured by it. The film is about two every day losers who are trying to find a way to escape their every day drudgery and make some cash too. So they come up with a way of robbing American tourist cruising the highlands on coach tours. After some trial and error they invent the clown and wolfman routine and become Scotland's public enemy number one.

The film has charm, love interests, robin hood influences, comedy and will's wart...........

Also for all those Two Towers fans get a chance to see Bernard Hill before his defence of Helm's deep.

A small note to Warner Bros. who own the distribution rights to this film. Get it on DVD now. This is unavailable on DVD or VHS anywhere in the world. I have no way of seeing this gem without paying £40 plus on EBAY for some dodgy secondhand ex-rental copy. So pull your fingers out, and let others find this little beauty.....


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