The Grey Fox [VHS]
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- Sales Rank:36,996
- Media:VHS Tape
- Running Time:92 Minutes
- Rating:PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
- Dimensions (in):7.3 x 4.2 x 1.1
- Release Date:January 1, 2002
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The charming story of Canada's "Gentleman Bandit," Bill Miner, who took up the profession of train robbery shortly after his release from San Quentin. Filmed on location in the Pacific Northwest.
A pastoral turn of the century Western, The Grey Fox tells the story of an old-time stagecoach robber who, after 30 years locked away in prison, is released to a modern world he doesn't quite understand. He resumes his life the only way he knows how, by robbing, but since the days of the stagecoach are gone, he concentrates on holding up trains. Pursued by the private security force the Pinkertons, the elderly man known as the gentleman bandit develops a lore and a following all his own. Richard Farnsworth (The Natural) plays the lead, based on a true-life account, as a kind and thoughtful man who sees honor in what he does. Featuring some incredibly vivid cinematography of the Pacific Northwest and the classic steam engines that traversed its mountains, the film is an elegiac homage to a simpler time when honor and gentlemanly pursuits (even train robbery) were important. --Robert Lane
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