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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kenny Williams
... Annie Shorty
... Carla McKinney
... Shirleen
... Franklin
... Dwayne
... Mother Tsosie
... Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ... Francie
Trini King ... Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison ... Marissa (as Deanna Allison)
... Leroy McKinney
... Cuch
Reb Fleming ... Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
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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Live. Dream. Believe.

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A teacher has similar struggles to teach her class except it's in east New York,USA See more »

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In the radio broadcasting room, when Mr. William's asks the class if they're all in to participate on the radio, Shirleen, then her boyfriend are the first to raise their hands. But then, after the camera pans to the other students and back to them, his arm is around her shoulders and she has to prompt him to raise his hand. See more »

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Annie Shorty: Those girls do everything you ask them to do. They practice hard, they get good grades, they win.
Kenny Williams: Then you tell me why I'm pissed off.
Annie Shorty: Because you're a black man in America.
Kenny Williams: That's right. I'm good and pissed off.
Annie Shorty: Well then get over it! You're talking to Indian people here. Get over it, get on with it or get the hell out!
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Bump & Grind
Written by Stephen Edwards
Performed by Jim Gilstrap, Julie Delgado and Lisa Vaughn
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Edge Of America
4 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I hope to be able to see this movie again and again. It is worth watching more than once. The moral to this story, more people need to see. Thank you to all the people involved in making this movie. I think the choice of actors made this movie about as real as if you were a part of the movie. This is one movie I'll be recommending to everyone. It is not a sports movie but a movie about REAL life. No matter where a person goes in this Edge of America at some point all of us become a minority and we all need to learn we can make this world a better place working together. This is what the movie is teaching us.


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