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Flap (1970)

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

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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)
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Mike Lyons (Construction Boss)
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Sgt. Rafferty (Sheriff's Dept.)
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Mr. Storekeeper / Ann's Father
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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
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Luke Wolf
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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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November 1970 (USA)  »

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Nobody Loves Flapping Eagle  »

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In the final scene, there is a movie marquee with the words: "Now Showing/Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian". That was the title of the novel on which the movie was based. See more »

Soundtracks

If Nobody Loves
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Estelle Levitt
Sung by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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A Highly Recommended Character Study
6 August 2004 | by (Rural Pacific Northwest, USA) – See all my reviews

It's been a few years since I've seen "Flap," and admittedly the memory is perhaps a little fuzzy in places. Though I've never read Huffaker's "Nobody Likes a Drunken Indian," the movie still stands out as a character study which needed to be told. Showing both sides of life on a remote, post-war reservation, its characters displayed bits and pieces of people I've known on and around a nearby reservation in this region. Also, the destruction of the bulldozer, subsequent bender with its owner, and the theft of a railroad car provided much needed moments of comedy to the ever present backdrop of the plight of the natives. Though few are likely to have heard of this movie, and though I've heard it is currently out of print, I feel it is long overdue for a remake and yes- some improvements. Still, it's one of those films that is well worth a look. -Chuck


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