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Medicine River (1993)

PG | | Comedy | TV Movie 1993
When photographer Will returns home for his mother's funeral he gets more than he bargained for from a strange cast of characters on the reservation.

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When photographer Will returns home for his mother's funeral he gets more than he bargained for from a strange cast of characters on the reservation.

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Going home can never be the same.

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Medicine River - De Volta às Origens  »

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Graham Greene and Tina Louise Bomberry are from the same reserve in Ontario. See more »

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Candy: So what are you now, four, five months?
Louise Heavyman: Six-and-half.
Candy: Damn and looking great. Hardly shows at all! This the father?
[referring to Will]
Bertha Morely: No, father's Cree from Edmonton. His name's Harold, he's skinner and better looking.
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Margolin could have put more into it.
20 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Although Margolin picked up on several key elements of the novel, he did a poor job at fully representing Thomas King's novel. The acting was less than good and the plot is slow to develop, with no real climax, as one would expect from any good film. Graham Greene does an o.k. job in terms of acting for this film, although his love scenes certainly leave something to be desired. Even when in the arms of his Toronto girlfriend, he shows little emotion or affection, making it hard to believe that he is really putting any effort into the performance. It is clear that the film is made for TV and the quality reflects as such. My recommendation would be: don't read the novel before watching the film.


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