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Clearcut (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Western  |  9 July 1992 (Germany)
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When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest.... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Peter Maguire
Bud Rickets
Rebecca Jenkins ...
Tom Starblanket
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Therry Bannon ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #2
John Boylan
Harvey Churchill ...
Sweat Lodge Singer #1
Phil Harns ...
Michael Millar ...
News Cameraman #1
Steve Mousseau ...
Nasty Cop
Andrew Proctor ...
Regional Police Officer #1
Jari Sarkka ...
Regional Police Officer #2


When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest. The lawyer's empty talk about how the company's greed should be punished is put into brutal action by Arthur, who tortures the manager in allegorical ways mimicking what loggers do to the forest. Written by Thomas Pluck <>

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They were destroying the land of his they must pay!

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Rated R for strong moments of torture and violence, and for language | See all certifications »


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9 July 1992 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Verdade de Um Sonho  »

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2.35 : 1
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Bud Rickets: You've got to clean it first.
[referring to Arthur's fish]
Arthur: It's Indian style. Scales, guts and all.
Bud Rickets: It's not Indian, that's lazy.
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References The Last Wave (1977) See more »


Prayer Song
by Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman
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This film illustrates the extreme frustration Native Americans must feel with the Justice system
2 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have searched in vain for a copy of this movie for years. This story attempts to have the viewer identify with the frustration that Native Americans must feel with the casual and continual injustice by a system that is stacked against their interests.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It is creative, extremely well told and does not follow any typical mainstream formula. This movie takes you on a journey of Arthur's frustration and his tactics of dealing with those feelings. It is an unpredictable and thoroughly enjoyable movie experience.

It is a shame that this movie is so difficult to find.

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