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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
Joannelle Nadine Romero ...
Bonnie Red Bow
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Rabbit Layton
Sam Vlahos ...
Wayne Waterman ...
Wolf Tooth
Margot Kane ...
Imogene
Geoffrey Rivas ...
Sandy Youngblood (as Geoff Rivas)
Roscoe Born ...
Agent Jack Novall
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Louie Short Hair
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Buff
Tony Frank ...
Captain Roberts
Chrissie McDonald ...
Jane Red Bow
Sky Seals ...
Sky 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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Az ősök földjén  »

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Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

Quotes

Jane Red Bow: We shoulda rented a car.
Philbert Bono: We have my pony.
Jane Red Bow: Your pony is an old nag.
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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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Featured in Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian (2012) See more »

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MI UNICO AMORE
Written by S.A. Santiago
Performed by Los Mariachis Morelia
Courtesy of Criterion Music Corp.
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Gary Farmer's portrayal of Philbert Bono was awesome.
24 July 2003 | by (Baraga, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Gary did an outstanding job. The best part of the movie was when Philbert went to go and wake up Buddy and was standing there in front of him butt naked. I really enjoyed Imogene's part as well. She did a great job telling Buddy of the weekly shootings and how she and Wolf wanted to move to Denver to escape the problems on the reservation. Buddy and Philbert do go on a beautiful journey to help get Buddy's sister Bonnie out of jail in New Mexico for a drug set up, that she did not know of. They truly are superb actors in this film. This movie could surely wrench anyones heart and bring tears to their eyes. I am so glad that this film was shown in my class...thanks Penny.


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