7.1/10
506
9 user 2 critic

A Thief of Time (2004)

Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Coyote Waits (TV Movie 2003)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman
Skinwalkers (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach
Smoke Signals (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
Skins (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer
The Dark Wind (1991)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Lance Baker, Betty C. Barlow, Gary Basaraba
Thunderheart (1992)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene
DreamKeeper (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Wacks
Stars: Gary Farmer, A Martinez, Joanelle Romero
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski
Crazy Horse (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Victor Aaron, Nathaniel Arcand
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown.

Director: Yves Simoneau
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg
Reel Injun (2009)
Documentary | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Dispatcher Clem Allison
...
Sheila Tousey ...
Kelly Byars ...
Delbert Tsosie
...
Janet Pete
...
Ranger Mildred Luna
Natowa Garcia ...
Larry
Kenneth White Eagle Wings ...
Pete Etcitty
Dawn Lewis ...
Maxie Davis
...
Slick Nakai
...
Randall Elliot
...
Marcia
...
Dumont's Butler
Edit

Storyline

An anthropologist, Ellie Friedman-Bernal, is suspected of selling ancient Anasazi pottery on the black market. Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn and Officer Jim Chee are sent to investigate. Ellie's hyper-competitive colleagues, Maxie Davis and Randy Elliott, claim to be clueless about her whereabouts. Hailing from a hard-scrabble farm, Maxie is an improbable success at the academic game, while East-Coast patrician Randy is more at home as a scholar. Ellie's cryptic notes lead Leaphorn and Chee to preacher/fencer Slick Nakai, and his musician/accomplice Pete Etcitty, who later turns up dead--along with another pot poacher. Then there are the rich, unsavory collectors Richard DuMont and local rancher Harrison Houk, who was the last person to see Ellie alive. If the mystery is to be solved, some nettlesome questions need to be answered: Why did Ellie trade a saddle for a kayak just before she disappeared? Why does the crippled Houk himself own a kayak? And what's that hunched-over form in the ... Written by Lew Amack (LAlawMedMBA@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Mystery

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 July 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il ladro del passato  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Chee falls down the embankment his flashlight is clearly left behind, but after standing up below he turns on a flashlight See more »

Connections

Follows Coyote Waits (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I wish I could get a refund for the video rental; but nothing can repay me for the time I wasted watching this blah movie.
26 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The action was episodic and there was no narrative thread to tie the episodes together and move the story forward. The plot plods along. With few exceptions (e.g., Graham Greene) the acting was uninspired, and pedestrian at best. The actors seemed to have something on their minds, other than the scene they were in. It is boring to observe a man driving a car through the semi- desert country of this movie's setting, whether he drives poorly or well. Such scenes are typical of the level of tension in the video. So there was nothing about this video to engage or draw the observer in, to make him or her care about the characters and the out comes. I am doubly disappointed because I rented this movie based on the reputations of the executive producer (Redford) and the writer of the novel on which it was based (Hillerman). I note that the jewel box reports that funding is provided by PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well as Carlton International. I would hope that this video was as disappointing to them as it was to me and my wife, to the point that they will not fund any more disasters coming from the same source.


6 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?