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More Than Frybread (2011)

PG | | Comedy | 3 February 2012 (USA)
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22 Arizona tribal representatives convene in Flagstaff, Arizona to compete for the first ever annual State of Arizona frybread championship.

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Travis Holt Hamilton (as Holt Hamilton)

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Travis Holt Hamilton (as Holt Hamilton)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatanka Means ... Buddy Begay / Frybread Roadman
Greg Fernandez Greg Fernandez ... Joel Thomas, Reporter
Mary Kim Titla Mary Kim Titla ... Tracey Lightning, Reporter
Jake Johnson Jake Johnson ... Newsroom Cameraman
Daryl Kahn Daryl Kahn ... Newsroom Producer
Jodie Johnson Jodie Johnson ... Spicee, Newsroom Director
J.W. Washington J.W. Washington ... Donathon Littlehair
Jennifer L. Joseph Jennifer L. Joseph ... Betti Muchvo
Willis Daychild Willis Daychild ... Hualapai Chairman
Camille Nighthorse Camille Nighthorse ... Sammy Powsky
Ted Vaughn Jr. Ted Vaughn Jr. ... Joe Hualapai Fan
Rosabelle Powsey Rosabelle Powsey ... Owana B Hualapai Fan
Teresa M. Choyguha Teresa M. Choyguha ... Sharmayne Cruz
Dey Gomez Dey Gomez ... Sunshine Smith
Nite Gomez Nite Gomez ... Stormy Smith
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Mockumentary on the first annual World Wide Frybread Association's Arizona State Chapter Championship, a two day event in Flagstaff. The event is receiving extensive media coverage as Arizona News Network's own native American reporter Tracey Lightning will be on location reporting. It, which will have extremely strict regulations, will consist of four preliminary rounds on the first day, with the four winners moving onto the final round the second day. Frybread is a staple of indigenous cuisines, including native American cuisines. The winner will receive not only bragging rights as to making the best frybread in the state, but will receive $10,000 and will represent the Chapter at the national championship in New York City. There are twenty-two contestants, one representing each of the federally recognized tribal reserves or nations in Arizona. The types of frybread are as diverse as the Arizona contestants in this inaugural year. That disparate group of contestants includes: Buddy ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

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Rated PG for a mild mishap
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USA

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English

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3 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Connections

Spun-off from Frybread: From the Ashes (2018) See more »

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Frybread Fight
Written by Travis Holt Hamilton (as Holt Hamilton)
Performed by Tatanka Means
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I Laughed Along With the Natives
22 April 2013 | by imafosterSee all my reviews

This movie is about a fictitious fry bread competition in Flagstaff, Arizona. Representatives from the many Arizona Native American tribes travel to Flagstaff for this first annual State of Arizona Frybread Competition. It is in the form of a documentary and we get to meet the contestants in their native lands before the competition.

The story follows five of the 22 entrants and we get to know them and root for them when they get to Flagstaff. The movie is not technically a slapstick comedy but it is humorous and a little crazy. The actors do a great job and they play their characters so well you almost wonder if it's not a real competition and they are not actors at all.

I watched this movie with my family in a theater only 15 miles from the Apache Reservation. Almost everyone in the theater was Native American, we are not. They laughed at the parts we laughed at and then some. I guess there is humor that only they can understand. They seemed to enjoy the playful rivalry between the tribes.

All in all it was an enjoyable movie. If you live in Arizona around any of the Indian Reservations, you will enjoy this movie as the Indians say and do very typical or even stereotypical things.


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