THE GREY FOX (1982)
- Run Time: 90 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Philip Borsos
- Writer(s): John Hunter
- Producer(s): David Brady & Peter O'Brian
- Star(s): Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Gary Reineke, Wayne Robson
Bill Miner (Farnsworth) is at loose ends after serving 33 years in jail for stagecoach robbery. Known for his charming, polite demeanour as the Gentleman Bandit, Miner is adrift at the dawn of the 20th century, until he sees The Great Train Robbery (1903), the first great silent-era Western film. Inspired, Miner goes back to what he does best: robbery. Only instead of stagecoaches, he moves on to trains. Beautifully recreated period detail and cinematography of the Pacif ic Northwest by Frank J. Tidy would make The Grey Fox a wonderful f ilm to see in any case. Making it exceptional is the charming and charismatic performance of Farnsworth, who makes you care about the fate of this aging train robber.
Winner of seven Genies, including Best Picture, Actor and Director.
“A warm, amusing masterpiece of quiet affection.”— Roger Ebert
About the Director
A protégé of Francis Ford Coppola, Borsos’ debut feature film The Grey Fox, won 7 Genie Awards and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Borsos directed The Mean Season, One Magic Christmas, and Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog. His film Bethune: The Making of a Hero was the first foreign film to be shot in China. Tragically, Borsos lost his battle with leukemia in 1995.