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Sioux City (1994)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  April 1994 (USA)
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A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »

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Jesse Rainfeather Goldman
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Jolene Buckley (as Salli Richardson)
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Leah Goldman
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Allison
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Dan Larkin
Apesanahkwat ...
Clifford Rainfeather
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Colin Adams
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Russell White
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Drew McDermott
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Dawn Rainfeather
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Ray Dawes
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Jim Great Elk Waters ...
Redbow
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Douglas Goldman
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Dr. Darryl Reichert
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A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse Rainfeather Goldman knows almost nothing of Native American traditions. He is doing his internship when he suddenly receives an amulet from the Lakota reservation in Sioux City. It is from his real mother. Jesse's curiosity is piqued, and he immediately travels to his birthplace to learn why she sent it. Unfortunately, by the time he arrives, his mother's body is discovered in the smoldering wreckage of her home. She was shot before she was burned. Jesse's investigation into her death is not welcomed by the local captain of police and his assistant. He is almost beaten to death but is saved by his grandfather, a shaman, and a Lakota woman. The newly healed Jesse begins to explore his tribe's customs. He then contacts his mother's spirit and she leads him to the film's conclusion. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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13 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hard for me to suspend enough disbelief to watch this movie. Having grown up in Sioux City, I am aware that there are no Lakota Sioux reservations near there. Closest one is a Winnebago reservation in Nebraska. Lakota Sioux are further west in north central Nebraska and central South Dakota and have several reservations there. Dakota Sioux are more predominant in Sioux City. I also feel that the premise of the movie is somewhat demeaning to the people of the region. Additionally, I remember there being a strong push for the tribes to keep their children within the tribe and to try to raise them with the tribal heritage. A couple from Beverly Hills seems pretty far-fetched to the reality of this adoption scenario.


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Beautiful movie, wonderful cast, great soundtrack!!! MrsPlanktonBuffpants
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