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Flap (1970)

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

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

Clair Huffaker (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay)
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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 (Attorney at Law)
Don Collier ... Mike Lyons
Victor French ... Sgt. Rafferty
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mr. Storekeeper
Susana Miranda ... Ann Looking Deer
Anthony Caruso ... Silver Dollar
William Mims 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

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Harris was originally cast as Flap but was replaced shortly after filming began by Anthony Quinn because of "creative differences". 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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nostalgic notes
12 January 2003 | by fairytale1776See all my reviews

Tears and laughs, this is what I remember about seeing this

movie in the late 70's. The Last Warrior was the title I knew it under, turns out, this was

the title they used in Europe for it, and it's a much better title than

Flap. I read the book, in it's German translation. I still like it. Wish I could see it again, my memory is a little fuzzy on it, but in my

mind, it was a great movie, tearing at my emotional strings. At that time, I would have considered it racially progressive, as it

employed Native American actors and spotlighted the plight of life

on reservations. I don't know how I would judge it today, but 20+ years ago, I gave it an A++ rating.


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