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Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear... See more »

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Seymour Polatkin
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Agnes Roth
Gene Tagaban ...
Aristotle Joseph
Swil Kanim ...
Mouse
Rebecca Carroll ...
The Interviewer
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Teresa
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Mr. Williams
Kevin Phillip ...
Steven
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Kim
Arthur Tulee ...
Junior One
Jim Boyd ...
Junior Two
Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg ...
Salmon Girl (as Jennifer Kreisberg)
Ron Otis ...
White Motorist
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Tavern Father

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Sherman Alexie

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Sherman Alexie ... (written by)

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Daniel Armstrong ... associate producer
John Benear ... executive producer
Bradford Bond ... executive producer
Christy Cox ... associate producer
Larry Estes ... producer
Craig Markey ... line producer
Scott M. Rosenfelt ... producer

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Brent Michael Davids

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Holly Taylor

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Holly Taylor

Editorial Department

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Dan Larson ... on-line editor
Tim Maffia ... colorist
Bill Scott ... color timer

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Jonathan Saturen

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Jonathan Saturen

Production Management

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Craig Markey ... unit production manager

Art Department

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John Neal Williams ... painting

Sound Department

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Billy Brush ... boom operator
Suzie Brutke-Smurdon ... dialogue editor
Scot Charles ... sound mixer (as Scot B. Charles)
Dave Howe ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Karen Howe ... foley artist
Leigh Kimball ... boom operator
Michael McAuliffe ... sound effects editor (as Mike McAuliffe)
Ray Tantzen ... sound mixer
Geoff Vanderhyde ... dialogue editor

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Mark Brown ... video engineer
Chris Garner ... electrician
Kirk Miller ... best boy
Lance Muresan ... still photographer
Tina O'Sullivan ... assistant camera
Mark Simon ... gaffer
Erik Utter ... video engineer

Other crew

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Kim Alexie ... consultant: fancydancing
Michael Allison ... assistant to producers
Barbara Brown ... script supervisor (as Barbara A. Brown)
Bruno George ... technical director
Taylor Guterson ... intern
Sonya I. Huntzinger ... senior accountant
Joe Jacobs ... stage manager
Andrew Knaup ... intern
Katherine A. Loveall ... additional script supervisor (as Katherine Loveall)
Mara Luoma ... production accountant
Laura Moran ... intern
Deborah Ristic ... title designer: main titles
Tikka Sears ... production assistant
Jacob Woodward ... intern

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Plot Summary

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Native American poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • The Business of Fancydancing (United States)
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  • 103 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $12,709, 10 May 2002

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Crazy Credits A film by at least 62 people, Indigenous and otherwise. See more »
Quotes Seymour Polatkin: I deserved a better life than I was born into. But I made it better with nobody's help, including shit from you. And I got no help from any of these goddamn Indians here. I had to do it myself.
Aristotle Joseph: You write about these goddamn Indians! Telling me you did it yourself! These Indians that you write about, they're helping you every day, each and every one of them; every house, every story, every poem. They're helping you. Telling me you had nobody. We've been helping you since you were born.
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