Local Hero (1983) is a Scottish comedy-drama film, directed and written by Bill Fulton, who had already directed and written Gregory's Girl (1881). It's a gentle comedy about an American Oil Company sending "Mac" McIntyre (whose family were from Hungary, and changed their name to McIntyre) to the north of Scotland to buy the seaside village of Ferness, and the surrounding area, as it wants to install a refinery. Money being no object, the majority of the villagers want to sell, while, of course, the old curmudgeon, Ben Knox, doesn't want to sell his beach, which was granted to his ancestors by the Lord of the Isles, in the dim and distant past. He is very happy where he is. The big, American boss arrives, hears the problems, and resolves the situation. The refinery will be built off shore, and an oceanographic marina and astronomical observatory built at Ferness instead. All's well that ends well, as Shakespeare said so long ago (1623).
How different the world seemed then: no fanatic anarchists screaming and shouting like big bullies in the streets; no polarization of groups by rabid agitators; rational discussion leading to a solution acceptable to everyone. Civilized!
This is an entertaining film that leaves the audience feeling good.