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Skins (2002)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  14 January 2002 (USA)
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An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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Joseph American Horse ...
Panhandler
Wilda Asimont ...
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,439 (USA) (27 September 2002)

Gross:

$238,987 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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The agent of Graham Green accepted the role of Mogie on his behalf, understanding the depth of the role and the demands. Graham was hesitant for the same reason. See more »

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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 »

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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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Excellent, thought provoking, depiction of Reservation life.
3 October 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

"Skins" is much better than I thought it would be. I was expecting a stereo-typical rendition of life on an Indian Reservation, but instead was treated to an all-American story about a family with problems. It is a very well written story that really moves along. Going in, I thought it would be torture to sit through, but, it was over before I knew it, and was a delight all the way. As a result of seeing "Skins" I see Mt. Rushmore as the period at the end of a long and bloody sentence in the history of man in North America.


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