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The Grey Fox (1982)

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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Kate
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Jack Budd
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Shorty
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Fernie
Gary Reineke ...
Detective Seavey
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Louis Colquhoun
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Al Sims (as Don Mackay)
Samantha Langevin ...
Jenny
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Tom
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Danny Young
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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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PG | See all certifications »
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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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Features The Great Train Robbery (1903) See more »

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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Must Must See. One of the great westerns/films
12 July 2004 | by (atlanta) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the most flawless and beautiful movies of all time. The acting and casting is impeccable. What I particularly love is the script; so few words but when something is spoken each line has such weight and impact. And the music is amazing. What a brilliant idea, a western with Celtic (the Chieftains) music. The spirit and emotion of the music enhances every scene and is so fresh and unexpected and ultimately, right. And it's such a wonderful love story. Normally I wouldn't care about a romance between two older characters, but I root for these two characters in each and every scene. Richard Farnsworth was nominated for Best Actor and it is a shame he didn't win. Please, watch it if you haven't.


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