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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Az ősök földjén  »

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$283,747 (USA)
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Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Red Bow: You tell everybody fairy stories.
Philbert Bono: The stories of our ancestors. How they solved problems. Often the problems never change. Nor the people.
Buddy Red Bow: Yeah, well it's just too bad those stories don't tell us how to keep our reservations from turning into sewers.
Philbert Bono: But they do.
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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 Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises (1991) See more »

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EVERYTHING'S DIFFERENT BUT NOTHING HAS CHANGED
Written by Rachel Sweet
Performed by Rachel Sweet
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Fantastic film
17 February 2004 | by (Bucks County, PA) – See all my reviews

The opening shot of Reservation poverty cuts right to the problem of a land that should belong to a race of people here before any of us. Its depressing and funny as anything to watch, overall, an independent masterpeice. Anyone researching native Americans should see this film. The question at hand, is whether to think of it as a comedy or drama.

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