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Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)

After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.

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Sterlin Harjo

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Sterlin Harjo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wes Allen Wes Allen ... Burly Man
Jeri Arredondo Jeri Arredondo ... Cora Smallhill
Laura Bailey ... Francie
Nando Betancur Nando Betancur ... Bar Guy
Darryl Cox ... Psychiatrist
Fank Dodson Fank Dodson ... Larry
John Glosser John Glosser ... Party Guy (as John Tenkiller Glosser)
Christian Kane ... David
Jim Kirkland Jim Kirkland ... Manager
Blair Kroeber Blair Kroeber ... Guy in Suit
Cody Lightning ... Cufe Smallhill
Mark Loftis Mark Loftis ... Darryl
Mary Neff Mary Neff ... Darla
Bill Poague ... Rick
Tamara Podemski ... Miri Smallhill
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Storyline

A death in Oklahoma sets in motion events leading to something great: so says a Muscogee-speaking narrator when Cufe Smallhill, a registered Seminole who's part Creek, discovers his father's body one morning. Per dad's wishes, Cufe sinks the body in a pond. After a closed-casket funeral - Cufe's cousin loads a donated coffin with weights and a watermelon - Cufe goes to Tulsa to spend time with his sister, Miri. He meets Miri's neighbor, Francie. They talk and listen, and things seem to open up for Cufe. Miri has her problems, though, including an estrangement from her mother, Cora. Miri drinks too much, sleeps around, and steals from her boss. How can anything great come of this? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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See life for what it gives you.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Creek

Release Date:

22 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

4 Sheets to the Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Wewoka, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Even though it says 'Cody Lightning' and 'Tamara Podemski' on the DVD box, it is actually Laura Bailey with Cody Lightning on the DVD cover box. See more »

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Cora Smallhill: When I first met you daddy, I thought he was it. It was at a party, my first. The girls and I, we snuck out of boarding school over to this birthday party in Eufaula. He was slinking off in some corner, the shadows, and I did everything to get his attention. I kept staring at him, he never so much as looked at me. Finally I got the nerve, I went up to him and I said, 'Hey, cvpon, what's your name?' He looked at me out of the corner of his eye, said in that quiet voice of his he said, 'Four ...
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Written, Performed, and Produced by Jeff Johnston
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excellent film
3 January 2008 | by skoczakSee all my reviews

This carefully constructed and gritty film depicts native Americans coping with modern society however it also speaks to all of us who have suffered through a loss. It tells of some life journeys as the characters find and lose their way. I liked the way the film portrays the human condition plainly and directly and captures the realism of growing up in difficult times with psychological burdens that thread through the family's individual lives. Well done. The acting is superb and directing is a straightforward minimalist approach. There are sex scenes that are in context for the movie but may offend some viewers. The entire movie is for mature viewers. The ensemble cast just does a great job. I would recommend this film for all who crave a non Hollywood non stereotypical movie without pretense in the true style of excellent independent films.


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