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Edge of America (2003)

Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

Director:

Chris Eyre

Writer:

Willy Holtzman
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8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McDaniel ... Kenny Williams
Irene Bedard ... Annie Shorty
Delanna Studi ... Carla McKinney
Misty Upham ... Shirleen
Eddie Spears ... Franklin
Cody Lightning ... Dwayne
Geraldine Keams ... Mother Tsosie
Michael Flynn ... Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ... Francie
Trini King ... Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison Deanna Taushi Allison ... Marissa (as Deanna Allison)
Tim Daly ... Leroy McKinney
Wes Studi ... Cuch
Reb Fleming Reb Fleming ... Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
Lyle Bahazoni Lyle Bahazoni ... Jasper
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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Taglines:

Live. Dream. Believe.

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Drama

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Based on a true story See more »

Goofs

In second to last game of the championship finals it showed the score 30-28, then it showed one of the lady warriors make a layup (2pts). So it should be 30-30, but instead when they showed the score it was still 30-28. See more »

Quotes

Annie Shorty: Most of these kids have never met an African American before.
Kenny Williams: Well, I met my first Native American yesterday.
Annie Shorty: Indian.
Kenny Williams: Black.
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"You Don't Gotta Be A Hero'
Written and performed by Anne Humphrey
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Better than "Hoosiers!"
11 February 2004 | by KM_391See all my reviews

I saw this movie at Sundance. I am not a basketball fan, nor am I particularly interested in Native American affairs. But I LOVED this movie, and it seemed as if everyone else in the theater did too. It was by far the best film I saw at the festival this year. There are a few flaws you have to overlook - James McDaniels' character is remarkably insensitive to Indian culture, and says some things that no kind intelligent person would, though the character is supposed to be both kind and intelligent. But forget that - McDaniel still makes you believe he's real, and the girls who play the losers-turned-winners on his team are marvelous. For whatever issues of believability you may have, how can you knock a movie that makes people stand up and cheer? And gives us a conclusion that may not be the easy predictable one? The world needs more movies like this. Go see it. You won't be sorry!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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