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Rain in the Mountains (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 February 2007 (USA)
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Eric Smallhouse is a Native American who believes it's his destiny to lead his people back to the old ways. Undaunted by his complete lack of knowledge about those ways, he drags his son on... See full summary »


Joel Metlen
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Credited cast:
Dan Brunell Dan Brunell ... Mr. Johnson
Ron Chapple Ron Chapple ... Gas Station Owner
Bryan Connolly ... FBI Agent 1
Leon Cordier Leon Cordier ... Store Owner
Nick Erb Nick Erb ... Todd Smallhouse
Joseph Heldman Joseph Heldman ... Deadman
Kit Metlen Kit Metlen ... FBI Agent 2
Robert Whaa-ka-dub Monger Robert Whaa-ka-dub Monger ... Andy
John Ott John Ott ... Farmer Earl
William Pickernell William Pickernell ... Bar Fly
Steve Pierre Steve Pierre ... Eric Smallhouse
Robert Satiacum Robert Satiacum ... Deputy John
Audrey Seymour Audrey Seymour ... Lindsay Smallhouse
Gregory Sutterlict Gregory Sutterlict ... David the Fisherman
Michael Treetop Jr. Michael Treetop Jr. ... Wapati


Eric Smallhouse is a Native American who believes it's his destiny to lead his people back to the old ways. Undaunted by his complete lack of knowledge about those ways, he drags his son on a quest to reclaim the past. Failing miserably, Eric begins to think that the modern world with its modern conveniences is the real enemy, and his antics soon leave him on the run from the authorities. Written by Joel Metlen

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Eric Smallhouse has gone off the reservation... WAY off the reservation.




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The film was finished despite the fact that the main actor, Steve Pierre, had a serious stroke two-thirds of the way through production. See more »

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Bad as the smell of the rotting dead animal under my trailer
30 January 2009 | by shomikaciSee all my reviews

As a Native film professor, I can honestly say that this is perhaps one of the worst films with Native content that I have ever viewed. I would rather get a root canal than view this film again. The use of stereotyping, uncreative attempts at utilizing portions of traditional coyote stories and poor camera work were only made worse by the glib uncreative story-line and bad script. The writer and director have displayed the worst parts of a colonized approach to portraying Native people and communities. If this person is Native, they need to go home and apologize to everyone they know for being an apple and for the internalized racism and poor sense of humor that they have developed. If this person is non-native, they need to seriously re-examine their white privilege and ask themselves if they are displaying unexamined, unintentional racism, or if they are intentionally being ignorant. My only hope is that the Native actors in this film had a good time and at least got paid for their efforts. If you want to see good Native films then check out: Christmas in the Clouds, Dance me Outside, Medicine River, PowWow Highway, Smoke Signals...to name just a few.

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24 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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Centralia, Washington, USA See more »

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Foxhall Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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