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Restless Natives (1985)

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 overview, first billed only:
Vincent Friell ...
Joe Mullaney ...
Teri Lally ...
Robert Urquhart ...
Will's father
Bryan Forbes ...
Nanette Newman ...
Ann Scott-Jones ...
Will's mother
Rachel Boyd ...
Iain McColl ...
Dave Anderson ...
Eiji Kusuhara ...


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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Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Touristenfalle  »

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Stuart Adamson from big country supplied most of the soundtrack. See more »


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Music by Anne Dudley
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Great, Great, Great!
21 August 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was 12 years old when this came out, I'm Scottish, I'm male and I used to love Big Country. So guess what, I really like this film! It is however not the classic I remembered it to be. After years of searching I finally got this on DVD and I can now see as a grown adult that it does have some faults. The whole armed robbery aspect is a bit dodgy now and the ending is pretty poor too. All the rest is great though, the music is fantastic and the Scottish scenery is of course beautiful. The performances are great and I wonder why the cast never went onto bigger and better things? Instead of parts in dodgy Scottish soap Take the High Road! Ned Beatty is however a big name and its great an actor of his stature would appear in a low budget Scottish film. Good on you Ned! I'm delighted this film has at last appeared on DVD and its not bad but some more extras would have been the icing on the cake. Highly Recommended.

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