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Skins (2002)

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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Verdell Weasel Tail
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Aunt Helen
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Stella
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Teen Mogie
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Teen Rudy
Joseph American Horse ...
Panhandler
Wilda Asimont ...
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Old Soldier
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Officer Comes Running
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Sonny Yellow Lodge
Joe Black Elk ...
Drill Team Member #1
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Storyline

Rudy Yellow Lodge is an investigator with the police department and witnesses firsthand the painful legacy of Indian existence. Although rampant unemployment, alcoholism and domestic violence are the norm for many reservation inhabitants, Rudy has largely escaped this cycle of despair. His brother Mogie, however, has not. Now faced with the discovery of a bloodied body, a flaming liquor store just off native land that sells millions of cans of beer a year to the native population, and his brother's ongoing self-destruction, Rudy goes on a quest to avenge himself, his family, and his culture and to seek justice. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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The Other American Heroes.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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14 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Em Busca de Identidade  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,439, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$238,987, 15 December 2002
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 23 days entirely on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. See more »

Goofs

A drunken Mogie attempts to shoot a beer can with his shotgun as Rudy approaches. Near the end of the scene Mogie drops the shotgun and it discharges, hitting the beer can. Rudy picks up the shotgun and breaks open the chamber; there are however no spent shells evident in the shotgun. See more »

Quotes

Mogie Yellow Lodge: Well, maybe there is one thing you can do for me.
Rudy Yellow Lodge: What?
Mogie Yellow Lodge: Help me blow the nose off George Washington at Rushmore.
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GOIN' HOME
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Courtesy of Reprise Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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You have to see this Movie!
26 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of director Chris Eyre and I loved "Smoke Signals" and I think that "Skins" is even better. It resonates with truth and kindness and forgiveness and unconditional love. The subject matter is at times hard to take, but it is sound in it's reality. Everybody simply has to see this movie! What are you waiting for go!!!


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