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)
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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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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 »

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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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Poorly done story of modern Native Americans
24 October 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Have you ever read a book, then seen the movie, and wonder-How did they screw it up so bad? This is one of those. The book by Huffaker, "Nobody Likes a Drunken Indian" was great, riotously funny...this movie is not. It seems as though nobody cared enough to move the direction along so we CARED about the characters. This movie, which touches on some real concerns about Indians, makes you wonder why we haven't seen more comedies about the holocaust, or slavery. Not well done.


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