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Flap (1970)

Comedy based on the plight of modern aboriginal Americans living on reservations.

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

Clair Huffaker (screenplay by), Clair Huffaker (based upon "Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Quinn ... Flapping Eagle
Claude Akins ... Lobo Jackson
Tony Bill ... Eleven Snowflake
Shelley Winters ... Dorothy Bluebell
Victor Jory ... Wounded Bear Mr. Smith
Don Collier ... Mike Lyons
Victor French ... Rafferty
Rodolfo Acosta ... Storekeeper
Susana Miranda ... Ann Looking Deer
Anthony Caruso ... Silver Dollar
William Mims ... Steve Gray
Rudy Diaz ... Larry Standing Elk
Pedro Regas ... She'll-Be-Back-Pretty-Soon
John War Eagle ... Luke Wolf
J. Edward McKinley ... Harris
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Storyline

A hard-drinking, reckless-living Indian named Flapping Eagle decides that his people have been pushed around by the white man long enough. Mounting his horse H-Bomb, Flap proceeds to hijack a railroad, lasso a helicopter, and begin the Last Great Indian Uprising. His assaults on the Establishment provide an earnest indictment of Indian neglect by the U.S. government. Written by alfiehitchie

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A warning to the Mayor: FLAP is here! The Indians have already claimed Alcatraz. City Hall may be next. You have been warned. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Claude Akins plays a character named Lobo. Several years later, Akins played another (unrelated) character named Lobo in the TV series "B.J. and the Bear" and "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo". See more »

Soundtracks

If Nobody Loves
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Estelle Levitt
Sung by Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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Indian resistance movement
15 May 2005 | by lightninboySee all my reviews

This movie shows somewhat of an Indian resistance movement before the American Indian Movement of 1973. I never read the book "Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian", but it sounds like a good book. It was probably better than this movie. This movie might have been better with more Indian actors in it, but, then, would it have had enough star power to attract viewers? Now for the movie: I remember a 1940s Chevrolet truck in it. There was a horse that was hard to ride with a saddle on it. An Indian destroys a white man's bulldozer, but later some Indians get together with the owner for a bender. It seems the Indians had an old deed or treaty that gave them title to the land under a city. Seems like maybe the city was Phoenix. Some Indians go to the city to serve notice. Will they get very far?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nobody Loves Flapping Eagle See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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