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Pale Male (2002)

A documentary about Pale Male, a red tailed hawk, who lives on the side of a Fifth Avenue building.

Director:

Frederic Lilien

Writers:

Janet Hess (screenplay), Marie Winn (novel)
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Credited cast:
Alexander Fisher Alexander Fisher ... Himself (as Dr. Alexander Fisher)
Lincoln Karim Lincoln Karim ... Himself
Charles Kennedy Charles Kennedy ... Himself
Jeanine Len Jeanine Len ... Herself
Marie Winn Marie Winn ... Herself
Joanne Woodward ... Narrator (voice)
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High above New York's Central Park, a truly remarkable event is unfolding. In the midst of this busy city, a bold and daring red-tailed hawk has taken up residence. Affectionately known to locals as "Pale Male," the hawk courts, breeds, and hunts as its devoted urban fans root for its survival. After unexpected perils, triumphs, and tragedies, onlookers gaze in rapt anticipation as the hawk's chicks prepare to take their first tentative flight from a nest on the ledge of a luxury apartment building. Filmed over a six-year period, "Pale Male" is a rare glimpse of the survival techniques of one of nature's great predatory creatures, and a surprising account of the magical relationship humanity can have with nature. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pale Male - Ein Bussard in New York See more »

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Color
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The actual location of the hawk's nest is on the ledge of a 12th floor window of a posh Upper East Side co-op apartment building at 927 Fifth Avenue, corner of 74th Street East, in New York. Other famous residents of this building are Mary Tyler Moore and Paula Zahn. See more »

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Wonderful nature documentary!!
18 June 2004 | by andrea-45See all my reviews

I had no clue, before seeing this by chance last night, that one of New York City's most famous residents is a red-tailed hawk. The story of Pale Male's exploits was so enjoyable that it inspired me to search all over the Web for the copious information I found on him. Hawks apparently live 12-13 years, but this fellow has been captivating otherwise jaded New Yorkers for well over a decade. Four wives, 26 chicks, and termed a "one-bird pigeon snuff squad" for his falcon-like hunting habits, Pale Male is something of an institution in Central Park. Almost enough of an inspiration to use my "air miles" for a trip to the Big Apple to see him while he's still around!


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