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Grand Avenue (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  30 June 1996 (USA)
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When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of there own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is ... See full summary »

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Raymond
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Justine
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Anna
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Steven
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Sherman
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Mollie
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Henry
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Quala Anderson ...
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When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of there own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up here belongings and her children and move to northern california, right into a gang infested neighborhood. Written by Adam De La Villa

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Justine: Wish I could've had something like this on the rez. Then I could've been good at tennis.
Raymond: I don't really know what a reservation's like.
Justine: You haven't missed much.
Raymond: Well my Dad's always talking about it. He says that our tribe should have one of it's own.
Justine: I don't know what for. I like it here Raymond.
Raymond: What, Grand Avenue?
Justine: No right here, right now.
[kisses Raymond]
Raymond: [cut to Toms' home] What the fuck is this? Reyna?
Steven: Look Raymond I know it's sudden...
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gut wrenching, excellent!
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cry every time I see it, I recorded it on VCR. The white haired medicine woman who appears in the beginning was a good friend of mine, she passed away shortly after the release of the movie, I briefly met Mr Sackheim at the funeral. I wish it would be made available on DVD here in the US, as I would like to keep it as a family treasure. Is there any way I could find out if and when it's made available on DVD? Perhaps HBO could show it again to spark new interest, I read the book as well and with all due respect to Mr Sarris, the movie is far better then the book, usually it's the other way around, the acting is first class and the story, although a bit tough at times is gut wrenching and eye opening to everyone interested in modern Native American life. Julie


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