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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.

Director:

Michael Hoffman

Writer:

Ninian Dunnett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Friell ... Will
Joe Mullaney ... Ronnie
Teri Lally Teri Lally ... Margot
Ned Beatty ... Bender
Robert Urquhart ... Baird
Bernard Hill ... Will's Father
Ann Scott-Jones Ann Scott-Jones ... Will's Mother (as Anne Scott-Jones)
Rachel Boyd Rachel Boyd ... Isla
Iain McColl Iain McColl ... Nigel
Mel Smith ... Pyle
Bryan Forbes ... Man in Car
Nanette Newman ... Woman in Car
Lawrie McNicol Lawrie McNicol ... Detective 'A'
Neville Watchurst Neville Watchurst ... Detective 'B'
Dave Anderson Dave Anderson ... Illingworth
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Scottish band 'Big Country' wrote and performed the majority of the soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When Will first searches for Margot, the scene is filmed in Anderston Bus Station, Glasgow, and not St Andrew Square Bus Station Edinburgh. See more »


Soundtracks

Scotland the Brave
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Jim Johnstone
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Favourite film of all time
13 June 2001 | by choll15See all my reviews

I used to watch this on video when sharing a house with a friend of mine and it became a classic apres beer movie! Seen dozens of times -Word for word, scene for scene Restless Natives will grow on you like a wart on Wills finger. True devotees of this movie unite! I am now without a copy of the movie and a poorer person because of it!

Must fly... could fair go a pee m'self!!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Restless Natives See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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