Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him?
He Fought To Change The World
1 October 1999 (Canada)
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Opening Weekend USA: $162,360,
3 October 1999
Gross USA: $632,617
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $632,617
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The autobiography "Grey Owl and Me" by Canadian environmentalist Hap Wilson
devotes a chapter to the author's time working on this film. Wilson served as Pierce Brosnan
's personal skills trainer. See more
When Archie is skinning a deer he has it hung up by the neck. Normally game is hung by the hind legs and bled from the neck before it is skinned or butchered. See more
He never spoke in public again. That night, when we watched Archie strip away all pretense of being an Indian; I knew that what he was saying was far more important than who he really was. Afterwards, he slipped silently into the night and went back to his remote cabin on Lake Ajawaan. He died there, suddenly, of pneumonia, two years later, in April, 1938. In recognition of what Archie was trying to achieve, the North Bay Nugget agreed to hold my story while he lived. They ran it ...
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