Harry Tracy (1982)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film, Period Film, Revisionist Western  |   Release Date - Dec 17, 1982 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Also known as Harry Tracy--Desperado, this austere Canadian western stars Bruce Dern in the title role. A charming but unscrupulous train robber, Tracy courts capture and hanging when he falls in love with Helen Shaver, daughter of a judge. Tracy's most trusted lieutenant is Michael C. Gwynne, a would-be painter who tags along with the bandit in order to commit his exploits to canvas. Unfortunately, it is Gwynne who brings about Tracy's demise during the final shootout with sheriff Gordon Lightfoot (the same). In the tradition of such earlier oaters as Jesse James and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the filmmakers do quite a whitewash job on Harry Tracy, who in real life would have probably shot his own grandma if there was money in it.



outlaw [Western], bank-robbery, fugitive, judge, train-robbery, folk-hero