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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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Carla McKinney
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Franklin
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Mother Tsosie
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Homer Horton
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Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
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Leroy McKinney
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Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
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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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Mother Tsosie: I weave my whole life. And soon, I make mistake, but I make it on purpose. My spirit would be trapped in a perfect design. A flaw lets it out. Flaws keep our feet on mother earth.
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The actual story is far superior
21 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another viewer wrote: "Killer premise: Black male teacher is recruited suddenly to teach English at an Indian reservation high school and takes over as coach of the hapless girls basketball team." Actually, it wasn't an original premise at all, but a true story.

Just enough details were changed by the producers to avoid having to pay for the rights to the life of coach Jerry Richardson and the young women of the Shiprock, New Mexico Lady Chieftains high school basketball team. An award-winning documentary ("Rocks With Wings") about Coach Richardson, the team, and their profound influence upon life on the Navajo Reservation had already played across the country and aired on PBS before Chris Eyre and Willy Holtzman attempted their awkward adaptation-- "Rocks With Wings" tells the same story, but with far greater insight and subtlety, as well as a few more plot twists. I would recommend that documentary over "Edge of America" to anyone interested in this story.


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