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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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Az ősök földjén  »

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$283,747 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Wes Studi. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Red Bow: This ain't the American Dream here. This is the Third World!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) See more »

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SWEET FIRE OF LOVE
Written by Robbie Robertson / U2
Performed by Robbie Robertson / U2
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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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.

Jimbo


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