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Grand Avenue (1996)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 30 June 1996
When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Sackheim

Writers:

Greg Sarris (book), Greg Sarris (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Bedard ... Reyna
Tantoo Cardinal ... Nellie
Eloy Casados ... Albert
Deena-Marie Consiglio Deena-Marie Consiglio ... Justine (as Deeny Dakota)
Alexis Cruz ... Raymond
Diane Debassige Diane Debassige ... Alice
Jenny Gago ... Anna
Cody Lightning ... Sheldon
A Martinez ... Steven
Simi Mehta ... Jeanne
August Schellenberg ... Sherman
Sheila Tousey ... Mollie
Sam Vlahos ... Henry
Carmen Ahern Carmen Ahern ... Evangeline
Quala Anderson Quala Anderson ... Gang Girl #2
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Storyline

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up here belongings and her children and move to northern california, right into a gang infested neighborhood. Written by Adam De La Villa

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Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megali peripeteia See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Rosa, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Shelia Tousey and August Schellenberg play lovers in this film. They would later play in-laws in the movie DreamKeeper. See more »

Quotes

Sherman: [after Mollie's first Alcoholics Anonymous session] You're an Indian. We don't like to talk like that about our lives. Hard enough even with each other.
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gut wrenching, excellent!
12 March 2006 | by ms_julieSee all my reviews

I cry every time I see it, I recorded it on VCR. The white haired medicine woman who appears in the beginning was a good friend of mine, she passed away shortly after the release of the movie, I briefly met Mr Sackheim at the funeral. I wish it would be made available on DVD here in the US, as I would like to keep it as a family treasure. Is there any way I could find out if and when it's made available on DVD? Perhaps HBO could show it again to spark new interest, I read the book as well and with all due respect to Mr Sarris, the movie is far better then the book, usually it's the other way around, the acting is first class and the story, although a bit tough at times is gut wrenching and eye opening to everyone interested in modern Native American life. Julie


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