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The Legend of Pale Male (2009)

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This is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium looking to change his life ... See full summary »

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Frederic Lilien

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Janet Hess
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This is the true account of one of the most surprising and remarkable love stories in the history of New York. It begins in 1993, when a young man from Belgium looking to change his life has an unexpected encounter in Central Park. He meets a hawk. Not just any hawk, but a wild Redtail, a fierce predator that has not lived in the City for almost a hundred years. Compelled to follow this extraordinary creature, he buys a video camera and sets out to track the hawk. Little does he know that the journey will take him almost twenty years and lead him down many trails of life, death, birth, hope, and redemption. Affectionately known to New Yorkers as Pale Male, the hawk becomes a magnificent obsession and a metaphor for triumph against all odds. His nest, perched on a posh 5th Avenue co-op, starts out as a novel curiosity to a handful of avid birdwatchers but becomes an international tourist destination - a place of pilgrimage. Then, on a December afternoon without warning, in the space of... Written by Balcony Releasing

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A hawk, a city, a love story.

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USA

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English

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9 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,910, 28 November 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,083, 2 January 2011
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30 April 2018 | by visorman3See all my reviews

This is a fascinating story. I was the lone soldier at the 12:10 showing Downtown. People will flock to see this one once the word gets out. Just Awesome and Worthwhile !


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