Shepherd on the Rock

Shepherd on the Rock

Bob Keen (1995)

95min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Bernard Hill has turned in some useful performances down the years, but he's never quite found a role to match Yosser Hughes in The Boys from the Black Stuff. He tries to invest the part of a Scottish shepherd who takes on a cabal of shifty property developers with the same sense of righteous anger. But Bob Keen's film is less interested in environmental issues than the "us and them" tension of the similarly themed Local Hero, as Hill's pastoral principles frustrate the ambitions of his neighbours. The scenery's sublime, the performances polished; but the plot is a touch too predictable.

Summary

A Scottish sheep farmer agonises over whether to save the life of a ruthless developer intent on buying up his land. Drama, starring Bernard Hill, Betsy Brantley, John Bowles and Doug Bradley.

Cast & Crew

Tam Ferrier Bernard Hill
Ewan John Bowles
Jean Betsy Brantley
James Culzean Doug Bradley
Andy Murray Mark McKenna
Simon McIntyre Oliver Parker
Director Bob Keen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Some violence
Drama