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The Grey Fox (1982)

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When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

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Cast

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Miner
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Kate
Ken Pogue ...
Jack Budd
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Shorty
Timothy Webber ...
Fernie
Gary Reineke ...
Detective Seavey
David Petersen ...
Louis Colquhoun
Don MacKay ...
Al Sims (as Don Mackay)
Samantha Langevin ...
Jenny
Tom Heaton ...
Tom
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Accomplice (as James McLarty)
George Dawson ...
Accomplice
Ray Michal ...
Gunsmith
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Danny Young
David L. Crowley ...
Oregon Train Crew - Engineer
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Storyline

Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as "The Gentleman Bandit," is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister's family. But the world has changed much while he has been away, and he just can't adjust. So he goes to Canada and returns to the only thing familiar to him -- robbery (with stagecoaches changed to trains). Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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The robber who'll steal your heart [UK Video] See more »


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18 March 1983 (USA)  »

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A Raposa Cinzenta  »

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The year that Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) was released from jail was 1901. See more »

Goofs

The intro cards state that in 1866, "the gentleman bandit" began robbing stage coaches at sixteen and committed twenty six robberies over eighteen years. Later, the card state that in 1901, he was released from prison after 33 years in San Quentin. 1901-33=1868. 1866+18=1884. (The implication is that those 33 years were consecutive and unbroken.) See more »

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Soundtracks

M'Appari Tutt'Amor
from opera "Martha"
Composed by Friedrich von Flotow (as Friedrich Von Flowtow)
Performed by Enrico Caruso
Courtesy of RCA RECORDS and with the consent of the Heirs-At-Law of Enrico Caruso
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Truly a masterpiece
6 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this movie for the first time I was spellbound by this story, and every year or two I have to rent it again. Reflections of an elderly man upon his mis-spent youth, yet, seems doomed to resume his criminal past despite having just finished a long prison sentence. The rugged Canadian scenery and quaint small towns are as spellbinding as the story, and are enhanced by the wonderful music of the Chieftans. The time period is beautifully, and accurately depicted, and adds to the allure of a very well told story.I would recommend this movie to anyone that likes a good western. The violence is not overdone and serves to remind us that there is nothing romantic about a life of crime.


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