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Edge of America (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  21 November 2005 (USA)
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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Kenny Williams
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Annie Shorty
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Carla McKinney
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Shirleen
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Franklin
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Dwayne
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Mother Tsosie
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Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ...
Francie
Trini King ...
Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison ...
Marissa (as Deanna Allison)
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Leroy McKinney
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Cuch
Reb Fleming ...
Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
Lyle Bahazoni ...
Jasper
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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In the radio room when Mr. Williams comes in Dwayne switches off the radio on one board. Then a few moments later after Mr. Williams comes back with the class you can see Dwayne using the same board for music. Yet later, after Mr. Williams gets the class to agree to his idea, Dwayne uses the wrong board, the one on his other side, to turn the radio back on. See more »

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Annie Shorty: What are you doing to those girls?
Kenny Williams: I'm teaching them to succeed.
Annie Shorty: By running them into the ground?
Kenny Williams: Well, it beats running off a mountain and screaming 'shit!'
[referring to Carla's joke]
Annie Shorty: Oh, so you know all about Indians now? You know about 'unity,' 'harmony.'
[said in Dine]
Kenny Williams: What?
Annie Shorty: Unity? Harmony? All of us together?
Kenny Williams: Look, what is this, multiple choice? I don't get it.
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Edge of America
Written by John Trudell and Anne Humphrey
Performed by Anne Humphrey
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Chris Eyre's Edge of America is brilliant.
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chris Eyre's Edge of America is a wonderful contribution to storytelling. It's evident that this young director is a visionary with potential for Hugh success. The story possesses a warm personal human touch, which makes it totally relateable. I could see it over and over again. His fine technique with actors allows for a smooth transition into the character they are portraying. He sets no boundaries or limitations, which gives the actor endless possibilities. His choices are clever, thought provoking, humorous and quite believable. He's the kind of director actors dream of working with. His film Smoke Signals was a true testament of what's to come with Chris' brilliant sense of storytelling and once again he's met the mark. It's time for this director to apply his creative genius to the silver screen once again. I can hardly wait.


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