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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 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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22 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a teenager. Having lived in Edinburgh, it felt great watching a place you know well on the silver screen.

The typical Scottish Humour is played well throughout. My only gripe being the actors are all West Coasters, and not East Coasters, where they are supposed to be.

The final scenes where they are chased through Edinburgh are fantastic, as is the wonderful soundtrack, by Big Country. The music in the film is a great memorial to Stuart Adamson.

If you are an Ex-Pat Scot, then watch this movie, and you'll be transported home.


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