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Crazy Like a Fox (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Comedy | 25 October 2004 (USA)
This is the story of Nat Banks, an 8th generation Virginian gentleman farmer living in the past, who loses his family farm, Greenwood, to a pair of land speculators from Washington, D.C. ... See full summary »

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Nat Banks
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Amy Banks
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Claudia Banks
Cody Wisker ...
Turner Banks
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John Randolph
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Will Sherman
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Ellie Sherman
Myrrh Cauthen ...
Mary Johnson
Howard Coon ...
Tick Bean
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Roy Fowler
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Alden Chase
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Mabel
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Tom Johnson
Al Jirlkowic ...
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Marty Lodge ...
Pinky Rust
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This is the story of Nat Banks, an 8th generation Virginian gentleman farmer living in the past, who loses his family farm, Greenwood, to a pair of land speculators from Washington, D.C. When the predatory couple manipulates a "legal" real estate transaction that turns into a hostile possession of the manor house, he temporarily loses his mind, leaving his family but not the farm. Instead he hides out in a cave on Goose Creek, waging guerilla warfare against expansionism and the destruction of historic property with the help of his family, friends, and neighbors... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language

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$4,667 (USA) (5 May 2006)

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$4,667 (USA) (5 May 2006)
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Claudia Banks: Why didn't dad come with us, mom?
Amy Banks: He's staying on at Greenwood for a while
Claudia Banks: I thought we just left Greenwood...?
Amy Banks: I know sweetie, but he's staying on.
Claudia Banks: Till when?
Amy Banks: We're stil working that out.
Turner Banks: How com dad gets to stay at Greenwood and we don't?
Claudia Banks: Are you and dad...?
Amy Banks: Eat your pizza, Claudia.
Turner Banks: Are you and dad getting divorced?
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A "must see" drama for anyone interested in "Honor" versus Business.
14 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most beautiful opening sequences ever filmed starts this movie out on a positive note. The actors are so well cast that you will find it hard to believe they are acting. The young and beautiful villains are so very, very real. At the same time the "hero" is older and not very well shaven, but you feel his pain with every scene. He embodies several generations of Southern Gentlemen. He loves his home, his land and his heritage with a love that is palpable and endlessly enduring.

This story wrenches your emotions this way and that as practicality takes a backseat to honor. The well-fare of his well loved previous employees hangs in the balance. A threat to the very existence of his family home forces the hero to make some unusual decisions and bend the law considerably.

The photography is superb. It is both moving and heart-wrenching when one knows that so much of that same land is about to be paved over with "progress". Nature is given a brilliant part in the over all list of characters. And what an actress she turns out to be!

This film should be required "watching" for anyone thinking of exchanging city living for a country experience. Can you tell? I LOVED this film. See it and judge for yourself!


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