Apparently it is about an American who is sent to Scotland to buy up an entire town so his company can build an oil refinery. This stars Burt Lancaster and Peter Reigert. Don't recognize the last name? Well, do you know Boon from Animal House? Yep, that's Peter Reigert.
Now to the music - Mark Knophler, of Dire Straights, wrote the music for Local Hero. Here he mixed Celtic folk, fusion and New Age. Sounds like an odd combination but I am sure it worked since it is at #81. Enjoy!