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Edge of America (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  10 December 2003 (Netherlands)
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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 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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Shirleen: Would you like anything to drink?
Kenny Williams: Yeah, I'll have a Bud to start.
Shirleen: Who?
Kenny Williams: Budweiser. I don't care, whatever beer you got.
Shirleen: Um, we don't have any beer. Our rez is dry.
Kenny Williams: Well, nobody told him.
[to a man outside the diner]
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"You Don't Gotta Be A Hero'
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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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