Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by...
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »
A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »
Ryan Rajendra Black,
Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear ... See full summary »
Michelle St. John,
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn't seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold's remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road. Written by
In a flashback Victor's father asks him who his favorite Indian is and Victor replies "Nobody." Gary Farmer who plays Victor's father stared as an Indian named Nobody in the movie Dead Man (1995). See more »
When Thomas walks into the gym, he places the boom box on the floor facing away from basketball court. In the next shot it's turned towards the court. See more »
[Velma and Lucy drop Thomas and Victor at the bus station]
You guys got your passports?
Yeah, you're leavin' the rez and goin' into a whole different country, cousin.
But... but, it's the United States.
Damn right it is! That's as foreign as it gets. Hope you two have your vaccinations.
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This film did not get the attention it deserved. When I first heard about a film made by Native Americans, I was afraid it would be an exercise in political correctness. But the ethnicity of the characters took a back seat to the universal themes of friendship and learning to come to terms with one's past. This is one of the greatest "buddy movies" ever made. A couple of years after I saw it I drove through the American Southwest for the first time, and images of the film kept coming into my head. This is a film which really stays with you.
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