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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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There comes a time in a man's life......you either stand or you run. See more »
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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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6 wins See more »
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Excellent - Young Navajo Boxer Deals With His Demons See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (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
Joannelle Nadine Romero ... Victoria Nez (as Joanelle Romero)

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)
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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 E. Nordstrom  (as 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 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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and language including sexual innuendo
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USA:97 min (DVD)
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Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 5th World (2005)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Excellent - Young Navajo Boxer Deals With His Demons, 1 May 2004
Author: rsjs619 from Tennessee

I saw this movie last night at the Nashville Film Festival. It was a surprisingly good movie. Young Lakota actor, Eddie Spears, does an excellent job with the lead as "Black Cloud." Russell Means, his boxing mentor "Bud", is wonderful. This movie evokes obvious parallels to the original "Rocky" but has a lot more depth regarding the young man's personal demons and his place within his Native American heritage and the problems of the modern reservation.

The movie is romantic, inspiring, funny and sad and delivers many truths about reservation life and the challenges of Indians who want to rise above the difficulties they face. Rick Schroder's screenplay is very good.

Steve Gainer's cinematography is stunning. There are some wonderful scenes of horses and the outdoor beauty of the Navajo Reservation.

Julia Jones, as Sammi, is convincing and a real cutie.

Country singer Tim McGraw debuts in this film as the Sheriff. He is good in the role.

Some of McGraw's songs are in the movie and, one is delivered very humorously in a Karaoke scene. The end credits roll behind Pat Green's "Wave on Wave."

Schroder is a "bad guy" in this movie and did a convincing job. He revealed he stepped into that role at the last minute because the original choice for the part was a rodeo cowboy with no experience who apparently "froze" when they were trying to shoot his parts.

The acting is quite good even though many of the actors are young and unknown to most audiences.

Rick Schroder was present at the screening I saw. He and Eddie Spears, Julia Jones and Director of Photography Steve Gainer graciously answered questions from the audience following the screening. They all showed considerable class and humility. I was very glad to have been to see the movie and heard the principals discuss their roles more in depth.

Schroder mentioned this movie was made for about a million dollars which is ridiculously low by Hollywood standards. The high quality of the finished movie does not reflect its modest budget and Schroder says that is because it was a labor of love by the participants. It is obvious he is right.

I highly recommend this movie.

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