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Fish Hawk (1979)

G | | Drama | 25 January 1980 (USA)
An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

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... Fish Hawk
... Deut Boggs
... Corby Boggs
Mary Pirie ... Sarah Boggs
Chris Wiggins ... Marcus Boggs
Geoffrey Bowes ... Towsack Charlie
Arnie Achtman ... Young Salesman
... Mrs. Gideon
... Mary Bryan
Ken James ... Dr. MacGuire
Mavor Moore ... Joke Bryan
... Will Fellows
Les Rubie ... Old Salesman
Murray Westgate ... Billie Firman
... Mr. Gideon
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An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

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A May/December friendship.

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Drama

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25 January 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armoton erämaa  »

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CAD 1,900,000 (estimated)
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Great Family Movie
5 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I can't see why this movie was so under-rated. It would make great viewing for older children and their parents. Some scenes of animal deaths, one human death and Fish Hawk's behavior when drinking may be too intense for really young kids. Will Sampson was excellently cast in the title role, although his overcoming alcohol dependence seemed too easy. And why he stayed years and years in one town and then suddenly decides to move on when Corby starts to develop a friendship is a little jolting. The only other fault I have is that it seemed to glide over scenes in episodic fashion. However, it is a good lesson in cultural differences and tolerance.


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