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Black Cloud -- A Native American boxer struggles to win a spot on the US Olympic boxing team


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Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Eddie Spears ... Black Cloud

Russell Means ... Bud

Julia Jones ... Sammi

Tim McGraw ... Sheriff Cliff Powers

Ricky Schroder ... Eddie (as Rick Schroder)

Peter Greene ... Norm Olsen

Pooch Hall ... Rocket Ray Tracey (as 'Pooch' Marion Hall)

Nathaniel Arcand ... Jimmy

Wayne Knight ... Mr. Tipping

Saginaw Grant ... Grandpa
Tim Sampson ... Jack
Sixx King ... Rocket's Agent (as Naseen King Adadevoh aka Six)

Branscombe Richmond ... Peter

Joanelle Romero ... Victoria Nez

Alimi Ballard ... Dusty
Elsa Johnson ... Juniper
Camille Gordon ... Mary
Daine Devillier ... Deputy Sheriff
Charles Nance ... Deputy Sheriff
Jessica Luvisi ... Teenage Party Girl
Sage Galesi ... Frozen Lake (as Elizabeth 'Sagi' Galesi)
Andrea Dievazhi ... Missy
Gerald Vandever ... Lieutenant Yazzi / Yellow Knife
Ignacio Howard Nunez ... Party Dancer
Ed Begay ... Rodeo Announcer
Deandrey Abron ... Daemon

Mark Burnham ... Tough Cowboy
Mary Hubbell-Ansera ... Indian Hottie
Tim Rockwell ... White Wolf
Dan McGraw ... Tournament Ref
Gordon V. Jacobs ... Golden Gloves Announcer
Jeff Ham ... Reporter
Duane Bomch ... Moderator
John Van Siereer ... Tournament Official
Myles Dalgai ... Tyler

Caspar ... Drunk Painter
Shorty ... Rapist

Richard Roll ... Rapist (as Rich Roll)
Rick Smith ... Rapist
Owens ... Young Black Cloud
Nicci Lehto ... Party Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sunny Doench ... Reporter #1 (as Sunny Knox)

Justine Baker ... Extra (uncredited)

Ernell Manabat ... Boxing Official (uncredited)

Justin Scot ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Clint Wilder ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Ricky Schroder  (as Rick Schroder)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ricky Schroder  (as Rick Schroder)

Produced by
Adam Batz .... executive producer
Karen Beninati .... producer
Chris Bonnemort .... associate producer
Bruce Comtois .... associate producer
Igor Kovacevich .... co-producer
Linda L. Miller .... line producer (as Linda Miller)
David D. Moore .... producer (as David Moore)
Richard Roll .... co-producer
Andrea Schroder .... producer
David Shoshan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Chad Fischer 
John Nordstrom 
Cinematography by
Steve Gainer 
Film Editing by
Geraud Brisson 
Ed Marx 
Casting by
Rene Haynes 
Faith Hibbs-Clark 
Marilee Lear 
Valerie McCaffrey 
Production Design by
Damon Fortier 
Art Direction by
Charles Nance 
Costume Design by
Chantal Nightingale  (as Chantal Thomas)
Makeup Department
Michelle Rene Elam .... additional hair stylist (as Michelle Torres)
Michelle Rene Elam .... additional makeup artist (as Michelle Torres)
Fleur Morell .... key hair stylist
Fleur Morell .... makeup department head
Tawni .... makeup intern
Production Management
Dean Donofrio .... production manager (as Dino Donofrio)
Douglas Salkin .... post-production supervisor
Tori Leigh Schmidt .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Doench .... first assistant director
Damon Fortier .... second unit director
Joe Lomba .... second second assistant director (as Jose 'Joe' Lomba)
Lyndale V. Pettus .... second assistant director (as Lyndale Pettus Sr.)
Art Department
Jeff Barnett .... set dresser
Bianca Ferro .... property master
Bianca Ferro .... set dresser
Kallena .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Steffan Falesitch .... dialogue editor
Tim Song Jones .... boom operator
Sean Keegan .... adr mixer
Bill Lippincott .... adr group leader
Ed Novick .... sound mixer
Darren Paskal .... sound facility
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist
Brian Fredrickson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Adam Hawkey .... lead compositor: iOFilm
Yuko Takeshita .... title design
Casey Collum .... rodeo stunts
Jimmy Gambina .... stunt coordinator
Sisto Hernandez .... rodeo stunts
Tatanka Means .... lead stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Keeper' Auld .... key grip
Todd Barron .... director of photography: second unit
Craig Bauer .... camera loader
Shannon Davis .... electrician
Brian Dawson .... gaffer
Bryan Fletchall .... crane operator
Bryan Fletchall .... technocrane operator
Jaik Freeman .... electrician
Steve Gainer .... camera operator
Amos James .... grip
Milan Janicin .... best boy grip (as Milan 'Mike' Janicin)
Kyle Kendrew .... still photographer
David Leite .... dolly grip
David Loeb .... best boy electric
John Loveall .... dolly grip
Joe Pacella .... second assistant camera
Caleb H. Poynter .... best boy electric (as Caleb Poynter)
Don Presley .... assistant camera: second unit
Erik Rogers .... electrician
Shereen Saleh .... first assistant camera
Ralph Walters .... electrician
Ian Whitney .... grip
Rick Yost .... dolly grip (as Rik Yost)
Casting Department
Craig Mercer .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Aidan Stanford .... color timer
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Kim Blackburn Bowen .... music legal services
Ed Marx .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bruce Comtois .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Alexa Alden .... script supervisor
Casper Baca .... lead horse wrangler
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Carey Campbell .... craft service
Robert W. Davis .... production coordinator
John Michael Elfers .... office assistant (as John Elfers)
Jimmy Gambina .... boxing coordinator
Jimmy Gambina .... technical advisor
Alex Gaynor .... production assistant
Steve Hertler .... technician: Wescam XR
Shelly Little Feather .... production assistant
Joe Lomba .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Tony Milford .... location manager: Arizona
Richard Roll .... production legal counsel
Jeremy Rush .... production assistant
Charlotte Scovill .... office assistant
Charlotte Scovill .... production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Brittany Trahan .... production assistant

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Rated PG-13 for violence and language including sexual innuendo
USA:97 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
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The song that Black Cloud's father and the girl are singing with the Karaoke machine is Tim McGraw's "I Like it, I Love it".See more »
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Referenced in 5th World (2005)See more »


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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Round of applause, 31 March 2005
Author: from United States

First showing sold out. Received a well deserved round of applause & standing O--lead by an elementary school kid. Incredible movie. Awesome hero. Great boxing scenes, gorgeous cinematography , funny jokes. Realistic & entertaining. (How often do you get that?) Good soundtrack. So surprised did not see a wider release or shown at bigger festivals. (Keep hope alive.) Anyone who thinks this is a niche film did not watch it. It is a people movie. It should have at least followed Smoke Signals' steps. I am sure it will have a cult following once on DVD. Everyone who is a part of this movie should be so proud of what they have achieved. Cannot be articulated.

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