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Restless Natives (1985)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  12 September 1986 (USA)
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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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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 <>

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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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Die Touristenfalle  »

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Marvelous off-beat film that is truly enjoyable
2 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For Americans, it might take a "wee bit" of getting use to the Scottish accents, but this loopy, off-beat picture is so good and so entertaining, the viewer just sits back and takes it all in. Two boys who work at a Magic Store by day make their own "magic" as they rob tourist buses after work. Ned Beatty is fine, as always. This film is a real gem: the kind you just wish would get more publicity so that so many more would see and enjoy it. Savor it--and tell your friends!

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