MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 547 this week

DreamKeeper (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Fantasy  -  28 December 2003 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 987 users  
Reviews: 36 user | 4 critic

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 1174 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 09 Oct 2011
 
All
a list of 200 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 951 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "DreamKeeper" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: DreamKeeper (TV Movie 2003)

DreamKeeper (TV Movie 2003) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of DreamKeeper.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A story of life on an Indian reservation 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 »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Social realism regarding struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central states of the US. Main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks
Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joannelle Nadine Romero
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: Charles Abourezk, Dave Bald Eagle, Lawrence Bayne
Coyote Waits (TV Movie 2003)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman
Crazy Horse (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Victor Aaron, Nathaniel Arcand
Skins (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer
The Lost Child (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A story about Rebecca, a woman who goes in search of her natural parents and in the process finds her long lost family and her rich cultural heritage. Her adoption was never kept a secret ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, Cristine Rose, Jamey Sheridan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Wynne Farmer, Valerie Red-Horse
Stars: Valerie Red-Horse, Yvonne Russo, Irene Bedard
Geronimo (TV Movie 1993)
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This story of epic courage and grace is a remarkable window on Native American life and the early years of the last and most feared Apache War Chief.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Joseph Runningfox, Nick Ramus, Michelle St. John
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown.

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg
Skinwalkers (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kansas, 1868. A wagon train is attacked by a band of Lakota Sioux led by the young and athletic warrior Tokalah. The attractive, red haired Anna Brewster-Morgan and her friend Sarah White ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Janine Turner, Jean Louisa Kelly, Patrick Bergin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Teneil Whiskeyjack ...
...
...
...
...
...
Sage Galesi ...
...
...
Sheila Tousey ...
Edit

Storyline

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A grandfather who believes in tradition. A teenager who believes in today.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

28 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuvar snova  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

CAD 40,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The "All Nations Pow-wow" that the grandfather and grandson Shane are going to is actually the Gathering of Nations Pow-wow that takes place annually in April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

When Shane is first standing with Mae Little Wounded in front of her house, May has both hands out admiring the ring, then in the next shot a second later, May only has one hand out, which is held by Shane's hand. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: We're Sioux. Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: Hey, all right. My great-grandmother's grandmother, well, her aunt - she was one-third Kiowa.
Grandpa: Ah Kiowa - strong Nation.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: Yeah, hey, could I hitch a ride with you, brothers?
Shane: No. No room, man. We're towing a horse.
Tehan, Red Headed Stranger: That's cool, man. Hey maybe I'll catch you at the powwow.
[walks away]
Shane: Wannabe.
Grandpa: Maybe he's trying to be connected.
Shane: 'Cause they stole our land? Now they want our sweat lodge?
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #33.4 (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
SO glad to see a movie true to the people it depicts!!!
3 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a Native American I hate movies that play out the old "cowboys and Indians" theme, which severely limited the "indian" movies I would watch. I am SO GLAD to FINALLY see a movie that shows Native Americans as we are in real life rather than the traditional depiction as scalp-seeking-savages, tells our stories, and shows how life on the reservation truly is today. This movie (to me,) breaks down a lot of the negative stereotypes made on our people, which are generally fueled by movies. I think it is very important to have movies like this to help dissolve a lot of racial stereotypes, and share our legends with the newer generation. I was amazed when I saw the depictions of stories I had actually heard as a child, growing up in Tahlequah Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation Capitol. I wish all movies could be like this... as a matter of fact, I think i am going to watch it again right now!!!


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Interesting but boring. airereh
If you are Native, you truly understood Dreamteller. bghost-1
Loved this movie catbrat101
WHERE CAN I BUY THE MOVIE!!!?? angeldawn04
Question about the Ending SabineHolterman
What tribe was that that lived near the Columbia river? Delcia80
Discuss DreamKeeper (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page