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James McDaniel ... Kenny Williams

Irene Bedard ... Annie Shorty

Delanna Studi ... Carla McKinney

Misty Upham ... Shirleen

Eddie Spears ... Franklin

Cody Lightning ... Dwayne

Geraldine Keams ... Mother Tsosie

Michael Flynn ... Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ... Francie
Trini King ... Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison ... Marissa (as Deanna Allison)

Tim Daly ... Leroy McKinney

Wes Studi ... Cuch
Reb Fleming ... Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
Lyle Bahazoni ... Jasper
Roseann Abrahamson ... Henrietta
Jacinda Willeto ... Dawn

Stephen Burleigh ... Dr. Toomey (as Steve Burleigh)
Roy J. Cohoe ... Old Indian Man #1
Kelly Ray Vallo ... Raylene
Charles Gruber ... Norville Newell
Candice Miller ... Lanet Newell
Jesse Harward ... Red

Roger Willie ... Leonard
Kent King ... Ref
Dave Fox ... Bryce McKay

Christian Jensen ... Referee / Dale (as Chris Jensen)

Donré Sampson ... N. Ogden High Coach (as Don Re Sampson)
Brayden McCurdy ... Annie's Nephew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derrick Dean ... Shoplifter (uncredited)
Scott Ditty ... Bartender (uncredited)

Cory McMillan ... Referee (uncredited)
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Directed by
Chris Eyre 
Writing credits
Willy Holtzman (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Burleigh .... executive producer
Tim Daly .... executive producer
Chris Eyre .... producer
Willy Holtzman .... producer
Robert F. Phillips .... line producer
Original Music by
BC Smith 
Cinematography by
Clark Mathis 
Film Editing by
Paul Trejo 
Casting by
Rene Haynes 
Production Design by
Mark Hofeling 
Set Decoration by
Ken Kirchner  (as Kenneth J. Kirchner)
Costume Design by
Alexis Scott 
Makeup Department
Lora Laing .... hair department head (as Lora 'Rockets' Laing)
Greg T. Moon .... assistant hair stylist (as Greg Moon)
Greg T. Moon .... makeup assistant (as Greg Moon)
Jodi Parker .... assistant hair stylist
Robin Michelle Patrick .... key makeup artist
Tara Starling .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Mary-Liz McDonald .... executive in charge of production
Shauna Miller .... production supervisor (as Shauna Miller Schain)
Don Schain .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matias Alvarez .... first assistant director
Christopher Barnes .... second assistant director
Miriam Footer .... second assistant director (as Miriam Epstein)
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
David Brothers .... scenic artist
Steve Broussard .... construction foreman
Curtis Crowe .... construction coordinator
Ken Diamond .... property buyer (as Ken E. Diamond)
Nicole Eldredge .... on-set dresser
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
Konnor Jenson .... lead man (as Konner Sawyer Jenson)
Michael Kirkland .... scenic
Richard McCann .... lead carpenter
Natalie Pascual .... props assistant (as Natalie Zurita)
Richard Penrod .... set dresser
Scott Chase Ruley .... set dresser (as Scott C. Ruley)
Sound Department
Ulrika Akander .... dialogue editor (as Ulrika Akander-Bristow)
Douglas Cameron .... sound mixer
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Ellerd .... sound effects editor
Alan Green .... boom operator
David Hankins .... supervising sound editor
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Sean McCormack .... sound recordist
Gus Medina .... foley mixer
Ian Morgan .... adr supervisor
Ian Morgan .... supervising sound editor
Brian Thomas Nist .... sound effects editor
Ralph Osborn III .... dialogue editor
Dale W. Perry .... foley artist (as Dale Perry)
Bruce Tanis .... sound effects editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Ben Josephsen .... special effects coordinator
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunt double: Kenny (as Jay Lynch)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen F. Andrich .... sports photographer (as Steve Andrich)
Greg Beniteze .... second assistant camera
David Blundell .... electrician
Mary Boregino .... camera loader (as Mary E. Boregino)
Alex Boynton .... grip
Wally Cox .... electrician
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Robert Lowe .... grip
Loren Nebeker .... 24 frame video operator
Robert Novellino .... grip (as Bob Novellino)
Tom O'Dea .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Painter .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Patrick Reddish .... camera operator: "b" camera
Patrick Reddish .... chief lighting technician
Chris Reiter .... assistant chief lighting technician
John Sizemore .... electrician
Craig Sullivan .... first assistant key grip
Robert SummerStone .... electrician
Todd Taylor .... dolly grip (as J. Todd Taylor)
Sarah Wheat Whittaker .... first assistant camera (as Sarah Whitaker)
Jason Winget .... electrician
Casting Department
Lia Diana .... extras casting
Jeff Ham .... casting assistant
Jeff Johnson .... casting director: Utah
Catrine McGregor .... extras casting
Catrine McGregor .... local casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer Breeden .... wardrobe supervisor
Alyson Hancey .... costumer
Amy Jean Roberts .... costumer
Brooke Westberg .... costumer
Editorial Department
Pankaj Bajpal .... mastering colorist
Karen Castañeda .... associate editor
Music Department
Patrick S. Clark .... music editor
Sam Hofstedt .... assistant music engineer (as Sam Hofsted)
Chris Mock .... assistant music engineer
Reed Ruddy .... music engineer
Larry Seymour .... music copyist
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Delynn Maw .... transportation captain (as Delynn R. Maw)
Barry Tuttle .... transportation coordinator (as Barry J. Tuttle)
Other crew
Dallin Bassett .... assistant production coordinator (as Dallin G. Bassett)
Timmie Brennan .... assistant location manager
Heidi Brinkerhoff .... office production assistant
Jennifer Chapman .... production coordinator
Kathleen Dombo .... assistant production accountant
Carole Fontana .... location manager
Amy Fowler .... assistant production accountant
Brent Geisler .... production assistant
Andrew K. Hodge .... location scout
Adam Kerbs .... security coordinator
Michael Kiely .... production accountant (as Mike Kiely)
Cory McMillan .... stand-in
David Midthunder .... adr voice
Carissa Morrison .... office production assistant
Kate Morrison .... script supervisor
Gaylen Nebeker .... 24 frame video supervisor
Tom Tanno .... unit publicist
Clint Youngreen .... animal trainer (as Clint Youngren)

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Also Known As:
"On the Edge" - Europe (English title)
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USA:105 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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Continuity: 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 »
Dwayne:And last night the Lady Warriors basketball team kept their losing streak alive with a 27 to 89 squeaker against Fort Briggs. Hey, our girls finally broke into double digits!
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Winner Warriors, 23 January 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

This film came out of nowhere the other night when it showed on cable. The movie directed by Chris Eyre and written by William Holtzman, is one of the most uplifting stories about how a teacher that cares to get involved makes all the difference in the world of the young basket ball team.

It's obvious the women's basket ball team of the Three Nations high sucks big time; they play badly and are not coordinated at all. The new black teacher, Kenny Wwilliams, who comes to the school to teach, realizes the young women show potential. Basically, these kids show little self esteem and insecurity in the basket ball court. Kenny, in trying to help the girls, steps into a lot of toes, making him a not well liked figure in the school.

All that changes when he gets Baby, a girl that is not attending the school, but who has potential, to join the team. Carla, the rebel girl who lives with her alcoholic father, comes around to join the others in a sport where she obviously excels. The high school goes from being a joke into the state finals thanks to what the coach Williams does for the team.

The film is inspirational and has a positive message. In fact, this is one of the best sports films ever made. The movie works because of the great performance by James McDaniel, who as Kenny Williams is the spark that ignites the teen agers to realize their potential. Tim Daly makes a appearance as Carla's father. Delanna Studi plays the rebel Carla with conviction.

"Edge of America", which is based on a true story shows how one person can turn around a bunch of losers into winners by making them believe in themselves.

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