Grey Owl

Grey Owl

Director: Richard Attenborough

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau, Nathaniel Arcand

     
 

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Archibald Belaney was a British man who grew up fascinated with Native American culture -- so much so that in the early 1900s he left the United Kingdom for Canada, where he reinvented himself as Archie Grey Owl and lived in the wild as a North American Indian trapper. He eventually became an environmental activist after renouncing trapping and hunting. Grey Owl… See more details below

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Archibald Belaney was a British man who grew up fascinated with Native American culture -- so much so that in the early 1900s he left the United Kingdom for Canada, where he reinvented himself as Archie Grey Owl and lived in the wild as a North American Indian trapper. He eventually became an environmental activist after renouncing trapping and hunting. Grey Owl is based on Belaney's true story, starring Pierce Brosnan in the title role. In 1934, Archie was living a largely solitary life when he met a young woman named Anahareo (Annie Galipeau), an Ojibway Indian nicknamed Pony. Pony is fascinated by Archie, largely because she wants to know about her people's heritage. Her father, Jim (Graham Greene), is a businessman who wears a suit to work and has little concern for his history; in Archie, Pony sees a link to her past that she can't find in her family. Archie has little use for Pony at first, but in time the two begin to bond, and it's Pony who convinces Archie to give up trapping and work to protect animals. She also encourages Archie to write a book about wilderness life in Canada. The book becomes a huge success and makes Archie something of a celebrity, but with recognition come nagging questions about Archie's true heritage. (In reality, Archie Grey Owl's true idenity did not become public knowledge until after his death.)

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/15/2000
UPC:
0043396047204
Original Release:
1999
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Archibald Belaney/Grey Owl
Annie Galipeau Anahareo/Pony
Nathaniel Arcand Ned White Bear
Vlasta Vrana Harry Champlin
David Fox Jim Wood
Stewart Bick Cyrrus Finney
Charles Powell Walter Perry
Stephanie Cole Ada Belaney
Renée Ashershon Carrie Belaney
Graham Greene Jim Bernard
Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman Actor

Technical Credits
Richard Attenborough Director,Producer
Renee April Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Bates Sound/Sound Designer
Jake Eberts Producer
George Fenton Score Composer
Diana Hawkins Co-producer
Gerry Humphreys Sound/Sound Designer
Claude Leger Producer
Vera Miller Casting
William Nicholson Screenwriter
Claude Pare Art Director
Josette Perrotta Co-producer
Barr Potter Executive Producer
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Roger Pratt Cinematographer
Nadia Rona Casting
Patrick Rousseau Sound/Sound Designer
Lesley Walker Editor
Lenny Young Executive Producer

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