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Johnny Firecloud (1975)

Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Mohica ...
Johnny Firecloud
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Colby
...
Jesse
...
White Eagle
Christina Hart ...
June
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Nenya
Jason Ledger ...
J.B.
John F. Goff ...
Newt
Richard Kennedy ...
Ned
...
Wade
...
Gus
Elliott Lindsey ...
Gordy
Sterling Franck ...
Preacher
Seamon Glass ...
Grissom
Barry Cooper ...
Hatcher
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Young American Indian gets out of the army and returns home to find his tribe victimized by a white rancher.

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Redskins no longer bite the dust... they just eat dirt. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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August 1975 (USA)  »

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Revenge of Johnny Firecloud  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Final American studio film of Ralph Meeker. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Firecloud: You have the balls of a Mouse!
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Not bad, but could be better
24 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Johnny Firecloud is one of the more interesting features from David F. Friedman and company, mainly due to its cast... chances are, you're not going to find names like Ralph Meeker, David Canary, Frank DeKova, Sacheen Littlefeather, etc. in this kind of exploitation film, let alone one produced by the self-proclaimed "Mighty Monarch of the Exploitation Film World".

This film is about the trials of the title character, a Native American who returns to his town, only to find it under siege by a controlling bigot portrayed by Mr. Meeker. Mr. Canary plays the sheriff sent by Meeker to capture Johnny, dead or alive (in Meeker's case, preferably dead. Johnny will have none of it, especially when his grandfather, played by Mr. DeKova, is a victim of the townspeople. Being the anti-hero, he takes the law in his own hands.

Ms. Littlefeather. who plays a doomed friend of Johnny's, is best known as the young actress who Marlon Brando sent to the Oscars to refuse his Academy Award in protest of the treatment of Native Americans.

The acting is adequate enough to keep this rather average "revenge film" from sinking. The conclusion is rather surprising given the weak script. I recommend it if you're into this kind of picture.


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