|Directed by||Michael Hoffman|
|Produced by||Rick Stevenson
|Written by||Ninian Dunnett|
|Music by||Stuart Adamson|
|Distributed by||Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment
|Release dates||June 1985 (UK)
September 12, 1986 (USA)
|Running time||90 minutes|
Filmed in Scotland, the story follows the adventures of two young men who don masks (a clown and a wolf-man) and hold up tourist coaches in the Highlands. These modern highwaymen become local folk heroes as well as a tourist attraction in themselves.
The soundtrack features music by Big Country. This music was not released on an album but was combined into two lengthy tracks, each featuring various pieces of music and clips of actors from the film's audio, which appeared on limited edition formats of two Big Country 12" singles. It was released on CD for the first time on the 1998 Big Country collection Restless Natives & Rarities, where it is presented as a single 35-minute track.
The film performed well at the box office in Scotland but struggled to make an impact elsewhere.
- Alexander Walker, Icons in the Fire: The Rise and Fall of Practically Everyone in the British Film Industry 1984-2000, Orion Books, 2005 p35
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