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The Exiles (1961)

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Native Americans in Los Angeles. For 12 hours one Friday night, from late afternoon until dawn, we follow a handful of urban Indians. Yvonne is pregnant, commenting on her life and dreams ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne Williams ...
Yvonne
Homer Nish ...
Homer
Tom Reynolds ...
Tommy (as Tommy Reynolds)
Rico Rodriguez ...
Rico
Clifford Ray Sam ...
Cliff
Clydean Parker ...
Claudine
Mary Donahue ...
Mary
Eddie Sunrise ...
Singer on Hill X
Eugene Pablo
Jacinto Valenzuela
Matthew Pablo
Ann Amiador
Sarah Mazy
Delos Yellow Eagle
Gloria Muti
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Native Americans in Los Angeles. For 12 hours one Friday night, from late afternoon until dawn, we follow a handful of urban Indians. Yvonne is pregnant, commenting on her life and dreams as she shops, walks home, cooks dinner, and watches her husband Homer leave with his friends. Homer and his pals go bar hopping, play some poker, and end up, bottles in hand, with other Indians on a hilltop. During the night, the men pick up women, there are fights, there's camaraderie, and Homer reflects on life in the city versus life on the reservation. At dawn, Yvonne watches Hector from a window as he and two pals and two women head somewhere. "Let's do it again tonight," says one. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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13 July 1961 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$8,448 (USA) (11 July 2008)

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$26,517 (USA) (1 August 2008)
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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In a scene where an older man is heard singing and playing an instrument under a tree, he is not doing corresponding actions in a long-shot. See more »

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References The Iron Sheriff (1957) See more »

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Stunned- I was transported into the world of displaced urban native americans.
27 October 2003 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Kent Mackenzie, USC Filmmaker, follows one 24 hr day of a native american couple and their friends in downtown Los Angeles, CA on & near Bunker Hill. With flashbacks to reservation life, the pathos of the "non-BIA approved" urban Indian life of poverty and utter hopelessness will move you beyond mere words. Homer & Yvonne are expecting a child - he is distant and lost, she abjectly passive and accepting of her fate. Absolutely real and so personal you may cry, knowing that nothing is going to get any better, and wishing that you could reach across time to make it different. Their child will be born in 1961-2 and is now age 40 if s/he survived.

Kent also made a film, "Bunker Hill" which followed an aged Doctor on his visits to patient's homes located on Bunker Hill area in Los Angeles where Homer & Yvonne lived. Scenes of Angel's Flight and old victorian buildings are in both films. Lost times and places now covered with corporate headquarters. Two American Tragedies.


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