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The Grey Fox

The Grey Fox

Richard Farnsworth
Director: Phillip Borsos Cast: Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
, Jackie Burroughs
Jackie Burroughs
, Wayne Robson
Wayne Robson
Phillip Borsos

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Francis Ford Coppola protégé Phillip Borsos directs this elegiac, low-key tale about real-life bandit Bill Miner that has become a classic of Canadian cinema. Having been released from jail in 1901 following a 33-year prison sentence for robbing stagecoaches, Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) finds himself living in a society that has completely changed from the one of his youth. He tries to put his life of crime behind him and settle down in Washington state with his sister, but the quiet life does not suit him. He feels restless but uncertain as to how to proceed next. The answer comes to him when he sees Edward S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery. Soon, Miner has slipped over the border into Canada and, along with his new partner, Shorty (Wayne Robson), robs the Canadian Pacific Railway Transcontinental Express. Later, while laying low after the crime in a remote corner of British Columbia, he meets the beautiful, strong-willed photographer Kate Flynn (Jackie Burroughs). In writing this script, Borsos reportedly made heavy use of contemporary court documents and testimonies. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival in honor of its 20th anniversary.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2020
UPC: 0738329250157
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 14,247

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox; Interview with Producer Peter O'Brian; Interview with Composer Michael Conway Baker; About the Restoration Featurette; Theatrical Re-release trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Farnsworth Bill Miner
Jackie Burroughs Kate
Wayne Robson Shorty
Ken Pogue Jack
David Petersen Louis
Timothy Webber Sgt. Ferdie
Peter Jobin Sgt. Wilson
Bill Meilen Ducks Engineer
Bill Murdock Mission Engineer
Gary Reineke Detective Seavey
Don Mackay Al Sims
Samantha Langevin Jenny
James McLarty Accomplice
George Dawson Accomplice
Ray Michal Gunsmith
Stephen E. Miller Danny Young
David Crowley Oregon Engineer
Gary Chalk Oregon Train Mail Clerk
Jack Leaf Shopkeeper
Sean Sullivan Newspaper Editor
Jack Ackroyd Fireman (Mission)
Nicholas Rice Mail Clerk (Mission)
Frank C. Turner Hotel Clerk
Paul Jolicoeur Conductor
Paul Whitney Mountie
Murray Ord Mountie
Anthony Holland Judge
Lisa Westman Farm Girl
Thomas Heaton Tom

Technical Credits
Phillip Borsos Director,Producer
Michael Conway Baker Score Composer
David Brady Executive Producer
Bill Brodie Production Designer
Chieftains Score Composer
Rod Crawley Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Currie Sound Editor
Joe Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
Austin Grimaldi Sound/Sound Designer
John Hunter Screenwriter
Frank Irvine Editor
Bruce Nyznik Sound Editor
Peter O'Brian Producer
Christopher Ryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Thillaye Sound Editor
Ian Thomas Production Designer
Frank Tidy Cinematographer
Rob Young Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Grey Fox
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [8:37]
2. Chapter 2 [7:43]
3. Chapter 3 [12:03]
4. Chapter 4 [9:48]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:31]
7. Chapter 7 [11:47]
8. Chapter 8 [7:09]
9. Chapter 9 [6:53]
10. Chapter 10 [7:17]

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