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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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Miner
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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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Accomplice (as James McLarty)
George Dawson ...
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Ray Michal ...
Gunsmith
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Danny Young
David L. Crowley ...
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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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In 1901, after 33 years in San Quentin, Bill Miner "The Gentleman Bandit," was released into the Twentieth Century. 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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| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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The film has been designated and preserved as a "masterwork" by the Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada. See more »

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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 »

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Arranged by Paddy Moloney
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An undiscovered gem of a movie
4 July 2005 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Bill Miner, the "Gentleman Robber" robbed stages and trains from Arizona to British Columbia. This is a beautifully photographed and lyrical telling of his later career, fighting the law and the law winning.... for a while at least. Richard Farnsworth handed in a great and totally credible performance as the laid back but cunning Miner and his love affair with most interesting woman in Kamloops. All the characters are the real thing... no Hollywood veneer here. Great pace and photography- get it with John Sayles' Matewan and have an authentic trip back into time. Its' a pity that Phillip Borsos didn't live long enough to put out a few more of these.


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