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Powwow Highway (1989)

R | | Drama | 24 February 1989 (USA)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride and identity through traditional and mystical means of gathering power. His high school friend, who is a Vietnam War Veteran, is exerting power as a highly principled social activist, using a modern rational materialist adversarial model of progress. Written by Stan Detering <detering@hevanet.com>

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24 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Az ősök földjén  »

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$283,747 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

Quotes

Sky Red Bow: Rabbit? What tribe are me and Jane?
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Crazy Credits

The cast can be seen walking along the highway for part of the ending credits. See more »

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Featured in Reel Injun (2009) See more »

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LORD OF THE HIGHWAY
Written by Butch Hancock
Performed by Joe Ely
Courtesy of Hightone Records
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This movie struck a chord deep inside.
8 December 1999 | by (Oceanside, CA) – See all my reviews

This film has a lot of heart. Gary Farmer's character is one of the most likeable in recent memory. His dignity, kindness and spirituality are inspiring and endearing. Few films work so subtlely to create such an indelible, sympathetic and wholly uplifting message. Set amid the vile conditions faced by Cherokee reservation natives, the movie has much to say to all about responsibility, justice and above all, love. Can't recommend this film highly enough!


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