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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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He was the great Indian uprising in the year 1970. [UK] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Western

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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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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Poorly done story of modern Native Americans
24 October 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

Have you ever read a book, then seen the movie, and wonder-How did they screw it up so bad? This is one of those. The book by Huffaker, "Nobody Likes a Drunken Indian" was great, riotously funny...this movie is not. It seems as though nobody cared enough to move the direction along so we CARED about the characters. This movie, which touches on some real concerns about Indians, makes you wonder why we haven't seen more comedies about the holocaust, or slavery. Not well done.


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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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