Directed by Michael Hoffman (Restoration, One Fine Day), Restless Natives is a humorous tale about two underemployed Scots, Ronnie (Joe Mullaney) and Will (Vincent Friell) who, bored and tempted by the untapped wealth of the international tourists that swarm through the city, hatch a wildly irresponsible plan to achieve wealth and notoriety. Riding on a moped accross the Scottish Highlands disguised in joke shop masks and armed with a puffer gun that shoots out curry powder, their ingenious robberies become the focus of worldwide news and quickly turn them into a local tourist attraction bigger than the loch ness monster! However, with Police Superintendent Baird (Robert Urquhart) and a vacationing CIA Agent Fritz Bender (Ned Beatty, Deliverence) hot on their heels, the net begins to close in on the restless natives, but not before an unexpected turn of events. Originally released in 1985, Restless Natives features an infectious soundtrack by Big Country and some stunning Highlands scenery. This much-loved and, until now, much-missed film is a thoroughly enjoyable gem and one of the best films ever to come out of Scotland.

Special Features
  • Audio commentary with Director Michael Hoffman, writer Ninian Dunnett and Producer Andy Patterson
  • A Restless Retrospective: Creating A Caledonian Classic feature
  • Soundtrack For A Not-so-big-country: The Music of Restless Natives feature
  • Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery
  • Trailer

RESTLESS NATIVES is released as part of the ‘ Vintage Classics Collection ’ which showcases iconic British films, all fully restored and featuring brand new extra content. The collection includes KIND HEARTS & CORONETS, THE DAM BUSTERS, BILLY LIAR, DON’T LOOK NOW, THE LADYKILLERS, DEATH ON THE NILE, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, THE WICKER MAN, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH and many more.

Restless Natives 1985 (12)

1h 30m

Director: Michael Hoffman

UK Release: Digital HD, DVD & Blu-ray 1st March 2021