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Tiger Eyes -- The story of a girl on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to life and love after tragedy. Set in the mountains and canyons of New Mexico, Davey meets Wolf, a young Native American man with a secret.
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7 June 2013 (USA) See more »
After Davey's father is killed in a hold-up, she and her mother and younger brother visit relatives in New Mexico. Here Davey is befriended by a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on and conquer her fears. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Willa Holland ... Davey

Amy Jo Johnson ... Gwen Wexler

Tatanka Means ... Wolf - Martin Ortiz

Elise Eberle ... Jane Albertson

Cynthia Stevenson ... Bitsy Kronick

Lucien Dale ... Jason Wexler

Forrest Fyre ... Walter Kronick

Russell Means ... Willie Ortiz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Adakai ... Tribal Elder
Valerie Adams ... Pueblo Woman 1

Marya Beauvais ... Ms. Dersh

Josh Berry ... Mr. Vanderhoot

Frank Bond ... Ned Grodzinski
Tina Borek ... Woman in Plaza
Levi Boultinghouse ... Ted

Gwen Goldsmith ... Rabbi
Justin Holtzen ... Hugh
Nephele Jackson ... Lenaya
Mark F. Lord ... Cafe Patron

Fran Martone ... Salesclerk

Mike Miller ... Male Tourist

Alexandria Morrow ... Nurse
Teo Olivares ... Reuben

Grizelda Quintana ... Plaza Shopper

Barbie Robertson ... Danielle (as Barbie Anthony)
Kat Sawyer-Young ... Mrs. Albertson

Cyd Schulte ... Nurse

Michael Sheets ... Adam Wexler
Victor Talmadge ... Dr. Albertson
Tenaya Torres ... Pueblo Woman 2

Omar Paz Trujillo ... Spanish Teacher

Directed by
Lawrence Blume 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Judy Blume  novel and screenplay
Lawrence Blume  screenplay

Produced by
Judy Blume .... producer
Lawrence Blume .... producer
George Cooper .... executive producer
Lawrence Elman .... producer
Jane Fleming .... executive producer
Ileen Maisel .... producer
Linda Moran .... co-producer
Linda Moran .... line producer
Mark Ordesky .... producer
Ruth Pomerance .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Larson 
Cinematography by
Seamus Tierney 
Film Editing by
Jay Freund 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Jo Edna Boldin 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Sharon Lomofsky 
Set Decoration by
Wilhelm Pfau 
Costume Design by
Tere Duncan 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Jane .... key hair stylist
Yvette Meely .... assistant hair stylist
Jolynn Nieto .... assistant makeup artist
Jolynn Nieto .... key hair stylist
Diana Thomas-Madison .... makeup department head: Miami unit
Production Management
Paula M. Bass .... unit production manager
Petra Hoebel .... unit production manager: Miami
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe McDougall .... first assistant director
Marcia Woske .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lisa Corradino .... on-set dresser
Sharai 'Sara' Corral .... graphic designer
Brian DeNike .... set dresser
Severino Gonzales .... set dresser
Kristen Kogler .... art department coordinator
Dale Lotreck .... props
Dale Lotreck .... set dresser
Nichole Miller .... construction coordinator
Chris Painter .... set dresser
Christina Pizzala .... set painter
Aaron Schrag-Toso .... art department intern
Spencer Stair .... leadman
Sound Department
Louis Bertini .... supervising sound editor
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Lori Dovi .... production sound mixer
Matthew Kabakoff .... sound utility
Lidia Tamplenizza .... dialogue editor
Paul Tirone .... sound re-recordist
Miles J.D. Vedder .... audio playback
Steven Willer .... boom operator
Alexa Zimmerman .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Joseph Yun .... visual effects artist
Edward A. Duran .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunt coordinator
Angelique Midthunder .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Tamara Benavente .... digital loader: Miami
Will Emery .... second assistant camera
Adam Flores .... grip
Christopher Flurry .... a camera operator: steadicam
Richard Galli .... best boy electric
John K.D. Graham .... lighting technician
Ian Hanna .... dolly grip
Leonard E. Hoffman .... gaffer
Kurt Kornemann .... key grip
Aaron Lieber .... digital imaging technician
Sean McClellan .... lighting technician
Christopher Norris .... first assistant camera
Georgia Packard .... camera operator
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Casting Department
Julie Barbarito .... extras casting associate
Rich Delia .... casting associate
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corrine Butler .... costume production assistant
Jennifer Gingery .... set costumer
Joy Ramsay .... costume supervisor (as Joy Ramsey)
Jesse Trevino .... shopper
Editorial Department
Peter Frelik .... Assistant Editor
Mark Sewards .... assistant editor
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Samantha Uber .... digital intermediate assistant editor
Kevin Vale .... digital intermediate producer
Music Department
Noah Hoffeld .... musician
Jonathan Mason .... music clearance
Transportation Department
Patrick D Baker .... driver: honeywagon
Al Burton .... transportation coordinator
James William Ray .... transportation captain
Jay E. Vigil .... generator operator/driver
Other crew
Andrew P. Aguilar .... key set production assistant
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Erik Bright .... film publicist
Todd Byington .... assistant location manager
Rick Chapman .... additional set production assistant
Elizabeth Cooke .... production assistant
A.J. Diederich .... product placement
Amanda Fresquez .... stand-in
Bandele Gatson .... talent scout
Richard Heller .... office production assistant
Kathleen Messmer .... script supervisor
Ernie John Montoya .... key craft service
Carly Reese .... location intern
Vanessa Lee Rodd .... location scout
Pilar L. Salazar .... payroll accountant
Brendan Shepherd .... production coordinator
Sam Tischler .... location manager
Matthew Toplikar .... location production assistant
Elias Vigh .... assistant production office coordinator (as Elias Vigil)
Jeremy E. Wilcox .... first assistant accountant

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Additional Details

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including a violent incident, and some teen drinking
92 min

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Despite Judy Blume's forty years of writing bestsellers for children and young adults, Tiger Eyes is the first theater-release motion picture to be made out of any of her books. (There have been television productions made of Forever, the "Fudge" books, and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great.)See more »
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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Relationships lost and found, 22 April 2012
Author: Jason Mihalko from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tiger Eyes, a young adult book written by Judy Blume in 1981 and the first of her movies to be brought to the big screen, is about a young girl trying to cope with the murder of her father. Her son, Lawrence Blume wrote the screen play and directed the film. Willia Holland stars as Davey and Tatanka Means stars as Wolf, the young man who who helps Davey find strength from loss.

Despite the Boston International Film Festival playing an unfinished version of the film that lacked surround sound and the rich deep and moody color the directer intended, the movie was lushly filmed and used the landscape surrounding Los Almos New Mexico as a silent-yet-powerful character in the film.

What is rendered on the screen is a spare yet moving meditation on the solitude of grief and the redemptive power of connection. The film holds a few masterful moments that telegraph to our hearts and minds the experience of grief. Close to the beginning of the movie we are presented with a character's wish to rise up in a hot air balloon and never come down. Shortly thereafter Davey is alone, cradled by a New Mexico canyon, and calls out for her now dead father. The aloneness an isolation of death and loss are hauntingly personified in these two scenes.

The separation and isolation build in the movie and come to a sharp point before pivoting in a Native American ceremony with Wolf (Tatanka Means) and his father Willie Ortiz (Russell Means, Tatanka's real-life father). The ceremony teaches us that no one is left alone in this universe and that it is vital that we are not alone as we are social beings. Wolf's father says "if a person feels disconnected, he or she might fail." The movie starts to unwind itself and carry us to the ending as relationships move from contraction to expansion toward an emotionally satisfying ending. No one fails.

Blume's books are dense. She packs in many different facets of the young adult experience. The movie adaptation of Tiger Eyes is no different. In 92 minutes we are exposed to death, grief, teen drinking, teen relationships and dating, rebellion, angst, and more. I found myself wishing for a simpler more spare story line. The other issues presented in the movie, while important and well done, distracted me from the elegant beauty of relationships lost and found.

I think, perhaps, my wish of a more spare movie reflects my more adult tastes. I got to thinking about how young adults interact with media-- short bits of information. I wonder if that was Lawrence Blume's intention of the movie--to present short bits of information to a young adult audience in their own language. If that's the case, it was pure genius.

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