The Brave (1997)

 |  Drama  |  30 July 1997 (France)
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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marshall Bell ...
Lou Sr.
Father Stratton
Lou Jr.
Nicole Mancera ...
Chuck E. Weiss ...


An unemployed alcoholic Native American Indian lives on a trailer park with his wife and two children. Convinced that he has nothing to offer this world, he agrees to be tortured to death by a gang of rednecks in return for $50,000. Written by Duncan Shine <>

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30 July 1997 (France)  »

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1.85 : 1
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In the film, Johnny Depp plays a Native American. A character mocks him by calling him 'Tonto'. Johnny Depp later played Tonto in The Lone Ranger (2013). See more »


Father Stratton: You sold your soul!
Raphael: No, father, I sold my body. Like a whore.
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References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »


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Courtesy of High Water Recording Company, A Division of Memphis State University
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Powerful and unforgettable, excellent
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Depp was superb as the director and the star. Some find the movie to be to slow and/or to long. Not so unless, a person is into car chases, kick boxing and explicit sex. Please be aware this movie had the most sensual scene between a man and his wife I have ever seen and I doubt anyone will ever top it.

Anyone who does not understand or appreciate what Depp was attempting to depict is shallow and/or dense. Excellent movie! I feel "The Brave" deserves the respect of the American movie public. It is really pathetic the movie was panned so badly that Depp refused to release it in the United States.

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