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Powwow Highway (1989)

 -  Drama  -  24 February 1989 (USA)
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Social realism regarding struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central states of the US. Main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of ... See full summary »

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Buddy Red Bow
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Philbert Bono
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Bonnie Red Bow
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Rabbit Layton
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Wayne Waterman ...
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Sandy Youngblood (as Geoff Rivas)
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Agent Jack Novall
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Louie Short Hair
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Tony Frank ...
Captain Roberts
Chrissie McDonald ...
Jane Red Bow
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Aunt Harriet
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Social realism regarding struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central states of the US. Main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride and identity through tradtional 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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$283,747 (USA)
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Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

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Aunt Harriet: Hey, Fat Philbert... come. Chief Dull Knife once said to my Great Uncle Benny Looks Twice... Keep your pony out of my garden!
Philbert Bono: [puzzled] ... Keep your pony out of my garden?
Aunt Harriet: [laughs hysterically]
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The cast can be seen walking along the highway for part of the ending credits. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) See more »

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LOUISVILLE
Written by Jann Brown & Pat Gallagher
Performed by Jann Brown
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5 June 2003 | by (Volusia County, FL) – See all my reviews

This film sank into obscurity, and it shouldn't have. An understated and subtle story of personal growth along the quest--it's a standard story, but this film tells it with stark dialogue, cinematography, and characters. Gary Farmer is absolutely convincing, disappearing into his role as the gentle giant completely. A Martinez's Buddy Red Bow is fiery, up to *here* with government treatment of American Indians and closed to sentiment or tenderness. Robbie Robertson's soundtrack is almost a character itself--it's suited to the landscape very well, and its native tones seem to reinforce the spareness of the story and the reservation.

Finding a copy will be really hard, but well worth it.


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