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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 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 »

Quotes

Kenny Williams: What the hell's going on?
Annie Shorty: They don't understand why you're pissed off all the time.
Kenny Williams: Look, I've had to deal with Norville, Homer, Shirleen.
Annie Shorty: Shirleen?
Kenny Williams: Yeah, she went out and got herself pregnant.
Annie Shorty: She's not perfect, she made a mistake, but to you she's just another dark-skinned girl dragging down the race.
Kenny Williams: I didn't say that.
Annie Shorty: You thought it.
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"You Don't Gotta Be A Hero'
Written and performed by Anne Humphrey
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Better than "Hoosiers!"
11 February 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance. I am not a basketball fan, nor am I particularly interested in Native American affairs. But I LOVED this movie, and it seemed as if everyone else in the theater did too. It was by far the best film I saw at the festival this year. There are a few flaws you have to overlook - James McDaniels' character is remarkably insensitive to Indian culture, and says some things that no kind intelligent person would, though the character is supposed to be both kind and intelligent. But forget that - McDaniel still makes you believe he's real, and the girls who play the losers-turned-winners on his team are marvelous. For whatever issues of believability you may have, how can you knock a movie that makes people stand up and cheer? And gives us a conclusion that may not be the easy predictable one? The world needs more movies like this. Go see it. You won't be sorry!


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