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Raven Hawk (1996)

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A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.


Albert Pyun


Kevin Alyn Elders (as Kevin Elders)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McLish ... Rhyia Shadowfeather
John Enos III ... Marshall Del Wilkes
Ed Lauter ... Sheriff Daggert
Matt Clark ... Ed Hudson
Michael Champion ... Gordon Fowler
Mitch Pileggi ... Carl Rikker
Mitchell Ryan ... White (as Mitch Ryan)
Nicholas Guest ... Larson
John de Lancie ... Stansfield
Bill Bird Bill Bird ... Houser
Virginia Capers ... Dr. Helen Harris
John Fleck ... Ed Kaplin
Jerry Garcia Jerry Garcia ... Old Indian
Randy Hall Randy Hall ... Garfield
Pato Hoffmann Pato Hoffmann ... Rhyia's Father


A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.

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Beauty can be brutal. See more »


Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Filmed in 1993 but not released in the United States until 1996. See more »

Alternate Versions

German TV-Version was cut for violence. See more »


Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our DVD and Blu-ray Collection (2019) See more »


Why Has It Come to This
Lyrics Written & Performed by Katie Harris
Music Composed, Arranged and Produced by Johnny Harris
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User Reviews

Just like the title RavenHawk, the movie showed insight into an insidious environmental problem.
20 May 2003 | by koolgirlieSee all my reviews

I saw this awhile ago and bought the VHS for my own personal collection, because if the storyline is worthwhile I like to see it again and again. I thought Ravenhawk was good in that it called attention to an environmental problem of polluting both air and water with nuclear waste. It pointed to the problem of corruption in high places with corrupt officials who were part of the problem and heroically enough to those dedicated individuals, such as Del Wilkes played by John Enos, who persist in seeing the problem through to the solution. In the end, Del wound up killing one of the perpetrators himself, knowing the guy would be out of jail within the hour and beat the charges within a year. I'm not saying this was the answer, but John Enos did a beautiful job in the story, doing the research necessary to get to the bottom of the problem, despite interference from the Sheriff himself, whom Del later knocked out which probably caused a further investigation, since this was witnessed by yet another observer. Sadly many of these problems are solved later than sooner, but in THIS case, the plant was shut down and yet it was interesting to see that corruption continues on to this day, as some of the officials were exonerated despite wrongdoing. I thought this film drew attention to some of the problems of the American Indian on reservations as well as environmental issues. I enjoyed Rachel McLish's role, but let's not overlook JOHN ENOS contribution to the movie, because John has a real presence, makes an impact, and I for one would like to see much MORE of him in BIGGER and BETTER roles. Let's not waste this guys gifted talent.

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Release Date:

20 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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