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The Brave (1997)

A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

Director:

Johnny Depp

Writers:

Gregory McDonald (novel), Paul McCudden (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Raphael
Marlon Brando ... McCarthy
Marshall Bell ... Larry
Elpidia Carrillo ... Rita
Frederic Forrest ... Lou Sr.
Clarence Williams III ... Father Stratton
Max Perlich ... Lou Jr.
Luis Guzmán ... Luis
Cody Lightning ... Frankie
Nicole Mancera Nicole Mancera ... Marta
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Papa
Pepe Serna ... Alessandro
Lupe Ontiveros ... Maria
Alexis Cruz ... Heyman
Chuck E. Weiss Chuck E. Weiss ... Whizzy
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Storyline

An unemployed alcoholic Native American Indian lives on a trailer park with his wife and two children. Convinced that he has nothing to offer this world, he agrees to be tortured to death by a gang of rednecks in return for $50,000. Written by Duncan Shine <shine@telecall.co.uk>

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Drama

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Trivia

Marlon Brando reportedly did this movie for free. See more »

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Quotes

McCarthy: The final measure of bravery is to stand up to death.
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Connections

References The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Amos Moses
Written by Jerry Reed (as J. Reed)
Performed by Jerry Reed
By Arrangement with the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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A movie worth watching!
27 October 2003 | by makent01See all my reviews

I expected this movie to be a real "stinker" based on comments I had seen. But I was pleasantly surprised to see how good a movie it is. It is a powerful story about desperate people and should have received more attention and respect than it did. The movie could use some work in places, but it deserves to be released.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brave See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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