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Black Cloud (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama | 30 April 2004 (USA)
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Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.

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Ricky Schroder (as Rick Schroder)

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Ricky Schroder (as Rick Schroder)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Spears ... Black Cloud
Russell Means ... Bud
Julia Jones ... Sammi
Tim McGraw ... Sheriff Cliff Powers
Ricky Schroder ... Eddie (as Rick Schroder)
Peter Greene ... Norm Olsen
Pooch Hall ... Rocket Ray Tracey (as 'Pooch' Marion Hall)
Nathaniel Arcand ... Jimmy
Wayne Knight ... Mr. Tipping
Saginaw Grant ... Grandpa
Tim Sampson Tim Sampson ... Jack
Sixx King ... Rocket's Agent (as Naseen King Adadevoh aka Six)
Branscombe Richmond ... Peter
Joanelle Romero ... Victoria Nez
Alimi Ballard ... Dusty
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Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.

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The will of a warrior. The heart of a champion. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and language including sexual innuendo
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The song that Black Cloud's father and the girl are singing with the Karaoke machine is Tim McGraw's "I Like it, I Love it". See more »

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Referenced in 5th World (2005) See more »

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I wanted to ...
15 September 2004 | by WrathChldSee all my reviews

I just returned home after seeing this movie at the Boston Film Festival. I really like movies from Independent to blockbusters. I like all types of genres. I really wanted to like this before I saw it, but it really fell short in my mind.

This movie is about a young Native American from the Navajo tribe who fights in and out of the ring. He has a short fuse and struggles with the fact that he has "white" man blood in him. He really hated the white man for what they did to his people and felt like he had tainted blood. He is on a road of destruction if he lets these fears engulf his life. The question is will he build on the good of his life and grow or let these fears destroy him? I guess you will have to check it out if you really want to know.

I didn't mind the movie, but it really wasn't something I was interested in.

There was plenty of pour acting. There were parts of the film that received laughs from the audience even when laughs weren't what they were going for. You see Wayne Knight (Seinfeld's Newman) as a scumbag. I was like, "It's Newman! Man did he loose weight."

Like I stated it's a low budget movie and with that comes many problems. I have a lot of low budget movies in my DVD collection. I just couldn't connect to this one. There were some funny parts. Black Cloud's father and friend (Jimmy) were funny at times. I just think the movie fell short. It was written by, directed by, and starred Ricky Schroder. I hope he does better the next time. This is not a knock to the people who liked the film; I personally did not find it a good one. The small crowd that attended tonight's showing didn't seem to like it much either.


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30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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