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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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Live. Dream. Believe.

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In the radio broadcasting room, when Mr. William's asks the class if they're all in to participate on the radio, Shirleen, then her boyfriend are the first to raise their hands. But then, after the camera pans to the other students and back to them, his arm is around her shoulders and she has to prompt him to raise his hand. 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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Slow & Easy
Written by David Weisberg (as David A. Weisberg)
Performed by Felice
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Edge of America
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The premise is reasonable. Basketball is big on many reservations, and there are black basketball players (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabaar) who have volunteer on reservations. Sure, there are a lot of clichés from other Indian movies. But overall, the acting is good (especially Wes Studi), though the black coach's performance is a bit stiff at times. The most surprisingly thing about the film to me is that it never got any kind of commercial release. But then again, it is about Indians. And who is the Uwhited States of America cares about Indians? Not many people. Fortunately in my town there are several outlets to see non-commercial movies ("Christmas in the Clouds" is another good, Native-American-theme movie that you probably won't see unless you live in a similar town). Anyway, thanks, Mr. Eyre, for a good show. Maybe not your best pic, but still a good one.


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