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Grey Owl (1999)

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The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper turned conservationist who claimed to be a Native American.

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Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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1 October 1999 (Canada)  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$162,360 (USA) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

$314,505 (USA) (8 October 1999)
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Filmed in 1998, but not released until the end of 2000. See more »

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When Archie is skinning a deer he has it hung up by the neck. Normally game is hung by the hind legs and bled from the neck before it is skinned or butchered. See more »

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A story worth telling
8 December 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

All in all a good film and better for the fact that had the film not been made the story might remain hidden to the masses. Brosnan does a good job as the native American with a hidden past and the photography is stunning. To some, this may be too whimsical, to others boring - for me it is a gentle, well-told tale and perfect for family viewing. Now that's not something you get a lot of recently.


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