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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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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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All Too Real!
9 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Mr. Squires film, "Crazy Like A Fox", in Leesburg, Virginia two years ago at a special screening.

I am a filmmaker of mostly documentaries and a transplanted Yankee, who, while watching the film was moved to tears several times – something that never happens.

The message in this film, to me, is a strong sense of the loss of ones home, of land, of tradition, of pride, of culture, of history, and of the environment because of suburban sprawl that is driven by quick cash and greed.

In the opening of the movie it could easily have read, "This film is based on a true story", because this tale is happening all over Northern Virginia right now! The beauty of Virginia's piedmont region is captured well. These visuals, juxtaposed with the voice-over speaking of tradition, family, and roots sent chills through me.

The acting, editing, and directing ranged from good to great.

This film exemplifies the all-too-real land-rape of today created by speculators, developers, and local governments. Someday I hope to personally meet Mr. Squires and thank him for his great work and even greater message.


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