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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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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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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 »

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If Nobody Loves
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Estelle Levitt
Sung by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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Indian resistance movement
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie shows somewhat of an Indian resistance movement before the American Indian Movement of 1973. I never read the book "Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian", but it sounds like a good book. It was probably better than this movie. This movie might have been better with more Indian actors in it, but, then, would it have had enough star power to attract viewers? Now for the movie: I remember a 1940s Chevrolet truck in it. There was a horse that was hard to ride with a saddle on it. An Indian destroys a white man's bulldozer, but later some Indians get together with the owner for a bender. It seems the Indians had an old deed or treaty that gave them title to the land under a city. Seems like maybe the city was Phoenix. Some Indians go to the city to serve notice. Will they get very far?


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