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California Indian (2011)

R  |   |  Drama  |  20 November 2011 (USA)
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Rich Knight
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Jonathan Jensen
Timothy Andrew Ramos ...
Nick Thomas
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Charles 'Chi' Thomas
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April Cordova
Emil Zidek ...
Todd Garrett
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Himself
Jaime Boggs ...
Casino Tribal Leader
Fiona Byrnes ...
Party Girl - Hotel
Chris ...
Police Officer
Clayton Duncan ...
Leonard
Andre Dupont ...
Brian
Steve Eggie Elliot ...
Elmer Ellis
Kathleen Escude ...
Nurse
Suna Flores ...
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Rated R for language and some drug content
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The story was there but...,
30 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wanted this to be so great because I know Tim Ramos, who wrote, directed & played the lead role. I wrote a review over at "Examiner News" after finally watching the film online. I was into the movie & story until I saw a boom microphone drop down into two shots. That just ruined it for me. It broke into reality. I also thought Nick (Tim) had more of a brother relationship with his best friend Ron instead of Chi (Gil Birmingham). I just didn't believe it. I really liked the sports radio DJ idea & wished there was more. Visually, the reservation home, landscapes & lakes had character. I just can't get over that boom microphone. But hey, Tim gave it his best shot as a native filmmaker. All the best Tim. RP


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