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Flap (1970)

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



(novel), (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Bluebell
Mike Lyons
Sgt. Rafferty
Mr. Storekeeper
Ann Looking Deer
Silver Dollar
William Mims ...
Steve Gray
Larry Standing Elk
Pedro Regas ...
Luke Wolf


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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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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