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Plot, Details & Awards

Harry Tracy

100min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1983 Genie Awards Best Editing Ron Wisman Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Brian Rosen Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Brian French Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Don White Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Glen Gauthier Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Original Song Les Pouliot Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Dave Appleby Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Original Screenplay David Lee Henry Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Actor - Foreign Bruce Dern Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Bruce Carwardine Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Rod Haykin Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Tim Roberts Nominated
1983 Genie Awards Best Sound Editing Stephane Venne Nominated

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