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Flap (1970)

GP  -  Comedy | Drama  -  November 1970 (USA)
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Comedy based on the plight of modern Native Americans living on reservations.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Flapping Eagle
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Lobo Jackson
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Eleven Snowflake
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Dorothy Bluebell
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Wounded Bear Mr. Smith (Attorney at Law)
Don Collier ...
Mike Lyons (Construction Boss)
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Sgt. Rafferty (Sheriff's Dept.)
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Mr. Storekeeper / Ann's Father
Susana Miranda ...
Ann Looking Deer
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Silver Dollar (Tribal Chief)
William Mims ...
Steve Gray (District Attorney's Office)
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Larry Standing Elk (Tribal Policeman)
Pedro Regas ...
She'll-Be-Back-Pretty-Soon
John War Eagle ...
Luke Wolf
J. Edward McKinley ...
Harris (Mayor's Advisor)
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A hard-drinking, reckless-living Indian named Flapping Eagle decides that his people have been pushed around by the white man long enough. Mounting his horse H-Bomb, Flap proceeds to hijack a railroad, lasso a helicopter, and begin the Last Great Indian Uprising. His assaults on the Establishment provide an earnest indictment of Indian neglect by the U.S. government. Written by alfiehitchie

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A warning to the Mayor: FLAP is here! The Indians have already claimed Alcatraz. City Hall may be next. You have been warned. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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November 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nobody Loves Flapping Eagle  »

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Richard Harris was originally cast as Flap but was replaced shortly after filming began by Anthony Quinn because of "creative differences". See more »

Soundtracks

If Nobody Loves
Music by Marvin Hamlish
Lyrics by Estelle Levitt
Sung by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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It was a great movie!
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a boy at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah. I thought it was a very good movie. It kept me laughing (like the book) for years. I still think of this movie and laugh on occasion. At the risk of sounding like I don't care (but being part Osage) I would like to say that the Native American uprising on the 70's (and in part fueled by getting the native plight out to the general population which this movie did) worked! The Native American Nations (at least the ones with any motivation) are prospering. The Osage have Oil on the res. Most reservations now have gaming on them that draw money to the res. Anyone that talks of the plight and whines of the times as they are now should try to become a quiet old man. I await the re-make of this fine film!


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