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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
Chloe Squires ...
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
Sarah Marshall ...
Mabel
William L. Thomas ...
Tom Johnson
Al Jirlkowic ...
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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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25 October 2004 (USA)  »

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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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If you love to laugh, cry, then laugh more, this is a must see!
17 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film. Crazy Like a Fox will touch all of your emotions. A perfect blend of humor and drama. It is hard to compare this film to others I've seen. It is certainly in the league of Funny Bones, and Napoleon Dynamite, but with even more of a heart.

In an infuriatingly plausible plot, Nat Banks (Roger Rees) plays the perfect champion of an individual's right to be brave, stubborn, and insane in a fight to hold on to tradition, honor, and the past. Despite Banks' methods, you root for him (and his long suffering family) to the end. Equally, CLF was beautifully shot, in a way which brings out the beauty of the south.

Richard Squires has written and directed an intelligent, original, and perfectly paced film. More than any other in the past several years, I reflect upon the scenes of this film.


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