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Powwow Highway (1989)

R | | Drama | 24 February 1989 (USA)
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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Zwei Cheyenne auf dem Highway  »

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$283,747 (USA)
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Trivia

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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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian (2012) 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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Powwow Highway is unforgettable, heartwarming, and a triumph for Gary Farmer.
2 July 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I can't say enough about the sheer quality of this little film, so I won't even try. What I will say is that Gary Farmer's portrayal of Philbert was one of the sweetest characterizations I have ever seen, and he's emblazoned forever on my heart. Also outstanding was Graham Greene in a small role as a Vietnam vet suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. A Martinez, who's something of a one-trick pony, was very well suited to his role.


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