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,
1 October 1999
Gross USA: $632,617, 1 January 2005
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The movie was never given a theatrical release in the United States, though it managed to get one in Canada. It also wasn't released in the UK until late 2000, a year after the film's premiere. See more
When Grey Owl's publisher Champlin arrives by airplane, to convince Grey Owl to go on tour in England, the airplane shown is clearly a DeHavilland DHC-2 "Beaver" on floats. This scene is set in approximately 1935, but the DeHavilland Beaver did not make its first flight until 1947. See more
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