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The Brave (1997)

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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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 <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando both previously starred together in Don Juan de Marco (1995). See more »

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McCarthy: The final measure of bravery is to stand up to death.
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Paul y Fred
Written by David Hidalgo (as D. Hidalgo), Louie Perez (as L. Perez)
Performed by Latin Playboys (as The Latin Playboys)
Produced by Latin Playboys (as The Latin Playboys)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Powerful and unforgettable, excellent
8 January 2007 | by 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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