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Spirit of the Wind (1979)

True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in ... See full summary »

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Ralph Liddle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pius Savage Pius Savage ... George Attla
George Clutesi George Clutesi ... George's Father
Slim Pickens ... Obie
Chief Dan George ... Moses
Rose Attla Ambrose Rose Attla Ambrose ... Mother
William Ambrose William Ambrose ... Young George
Rudy Wiehl Rudy Wiehl ... Young Steven
Eileen Newman Eileen Newman ... Young Marie
Louis Ambrose Louis Ambrose ... Young Robert
Phyllis Attla Phyllis Attla ... Marie
Curtis Erhart Curtis Erhart ... Robert
Ace Rollins Ace Rollins ... Man in truck
Charlie Peters Charlie Peters ... Sammy Sam, the fiddler
Lee Salisbury Lee Salisbury ... Doctor
Melinda Matsen Melinda Matsen ... Nurse
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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as a young Athabaskan trapper living in the bush in Alaska and then in a TB sanitarium in town. He comes home with a fused knee too much cross cultural conflict, and goes on to find his way as a dog sled driver. Written by John Malcolm

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PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attla See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Really beautiful film
8 February 2006 | by terryburnhamSee all my reviews

This is a quiet, poignant film with a wonderful look into Alaska native culture. We see the central character grow from a boy who is uncomfortable with his culture, to a man who is a part of his community.

The work with the dogs--both in training and in developing a relationship with them--seems very real. The excitement of the race is captured in a realistic way, rather than the typical Hollywood sports movie. The fact that I haven't seen this movie in more than 20 years and I still think about it often, says a lot.

The music is amazing and definitely captures the spirit of the film.

I wish this movie were available on DVD so that I could see it again!


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