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Grand Avenue (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 there 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 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 there 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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Around every corner in America there's a story waiting to be told.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Nellie: Spirits got a plan. Sometimes that plan ain't the way we think about it. It ain't just the way we want it. That's the first test of faith.
Alice: I want my sister. I wanted her to live! What's wrong with that!
Nellie: Nothing. Nothing at all. But that don't mean that that basket you started making in there and these songs in here aren't part of the spirit's plan.
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They should bring this miniseries back again...
7 September 2001 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

I'm still not even sure who Irene Bedard is...is she the one who plays the mother...or the sister? Anyway...

This film made me cry so hard in the end...and so many times. The part where the girl talks to the 'basket lady' and gets angry..this seems a lot more realistic than other films (especially TV films) that seem to paint their own pictures of 'the model natives', steering clear of reality to keep the mood comfortable. Well, all I can say is, reality is a lot more interesting in this case.

If you have a chance to see this, do so...and bring some tissues.

PS- The only problem I had with the plot is why the mother was still so set on staying at Grand Avenue...maybe it's a 'metaphorical' thing?


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