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Grey Fox

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.42 /10
Richard Farnsworth (LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE AWARD - ACTOR OF THE YEAR), Jackie Burroughs, Wayne Robson
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Directed by: Phillip Borsos
Written by: John Hunter

Released: 1983
Origin: Canada
Colour: C
Length: 92

In 1901, stagecoach bandit Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth, pictured) emerges from 33 years in jail, is inspired by seeing Edwin S. Porter's film The Great Train Robbery and changes to robbing trains.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Richard Farnsworth gives a marvellous performance in this little-seen western, also notable for the fine work of British cinematographer Frank Tidy. Documentary filmmaker Philip Borsos works hard and effectively at creating an authentic turn-of-the-century setting for his real-life anti-hero. The film's morality may not stand close scrutiny, and it's all paced too lackadaisically, but it's pleasantly rewarding nonetheless.

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