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Flap (1970)

Comedy based on the plight of modern aboriginal 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 ... 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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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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It was a great movie!
10 December 2005 | by gumby1-1See all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie as a boy at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah. I thought it was a very good movie. It kept me laughing (like the book) for years. I still think of this movie and laugh on occasion. At the risk of sounding like I don't care (but being part Osage) I would like to say that the Native American uprising on the 70's (and in part fueled by getting the native plight out to the general population which this movie did) worked! The Native American Nations (at least the ones with any motivation) are prospering. The Osage have Oil on the res. Most reservations now have gaming on them that draw money to the res. Anyone that talks of the plight and whines of the times as they are now should try to become a quiet old man. I await the re-make of this fine film!


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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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