An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

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An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

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25 January 1980 (USA)  »

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CAD 1,900,000 (estimated)
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His tribal affiliation in the movie.
12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the movie Fishhawk refers to the Osage tribe instead of the Cherokee. I am a not too distant cousin of Will(Sonny)Sampson and was in attendance at his funeral and burial in 1987. His mother and mine were related some where down the line but as to where I am not quite sure but my mother always talked about Sonnys mother as a relative and a very good person in many ways. I own a VHS copy of this movie and am in total agreement that this is one, if not the best, of all his performances. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity. I personally, never had the privilege to actually meet with Will"sonny"Sampson but from the first I watched "Cuckoos Nest" I was impressed with his acting ability and his portrayal of chief Bromdon.


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