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
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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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A teacher has similar struggles to teach her class except it's in east New York,USA See more »

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In second to last game of the championship finals it showed the score 30-28, then it showed one of the lady warriors make a layup (2pts). So it should be 30-30, but instead when they showed the score it was still 30-28. See more »

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Cuch: Well, you know, Kenny, resurrecting wrecked cars is a great old Native folk art. See, you look at this car and you see a red Chevy. I look at this car, I see a blank canvas. You wouldn't rush Picasso, would yah?
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Performed by Jim Gilstrap, Julie Delgado and Lisa Vaughn
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another fine effort from Chris Eyre
25 November 2005 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

This fine film has been shown on Showtime and has finally been released on DVD. The previous documentary on the subject, Rocks With Wings, is not available on video or DVD, to my knowledge. If you enjoyed Eyre's Smoke Signals, you will likely love this one. Great characters, a lovely story, much humor, and some pathos are present with a large dose of Navajo wisdom and custom. A highlight was Coach's realization of the irony of being called "white man", a highly derogatory term, when he was behaving badly. The acting was consistently fine from both the professionals and the young amateurs. The director's deft touch had us constantly on the verge of tears and laughter. Highly recommended.


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