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Powwow Highway (1989)

 -  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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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 ...
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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
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Sky Red Bow
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Aunt Harriet
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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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Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Harriet: I get sick of being asked... for good old Indian wisdom. I've got none. So get the hell out of here!
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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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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises (1991) 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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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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