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The Red Road 

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Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, ... See full summary »

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Aaron Guzikowski
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Series cast summary:
Martin Henderson ...  Harold Jensen 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Jason Momoa ...  Phillip Kopus 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Julianne Nicholson ...  Jean Jensen 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Tamara Tunie ...  Marie 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Kiowa Gordon ...  Junior 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Allie Gonino ...  Rachel Jensen 12 episodes, 2014-2015
Annalise Basso ...  Kate Jensen 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Nick Gomez ...  Frank Morgan 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Antoni Corone ...  Captain Warren / ... 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Mike Farrell ...  David Rogers 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Tom Sizemore ...  Jack Kopus 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Lisa Bonet ...  Sky Van Der Veen 7 episodes, 2014-2015
Gary Farmer ...  Mac 6 episodes, 2014-2015
Griff Furst ...  Lieutenant Aschell 6 episodes, 2015
Anthony Collins Anthony Collins ...  Sargent S Hibbs / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Wes Studi ...  Chief Levi Gall 5 episodes, 2015
Timothy Douglas Perez ...  Charlie Meer 5 episodes, 2015
Del Zamora ...  Eddie 5 episodes, 2015
Jeff Glover ...  Officer Baker 5 episodes, 2014-2015
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Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the cop's wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus, a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved. Written by Sundance

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Lines will be crossed. (Season 1) See more »

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Drama

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USA

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English

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27 February 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Descendants See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartersville, Georgia, USA

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Fair Harbor Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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The original working title for the series was called "The Descendants". Walking the Red Road is a native American term: "Walking the Red Road" is a determined act of living within the Creator's instructions. Basically, it is living a life of truth, humbleness, respect, friendship, and spiritually. Those on this road are by no means walking a perfect path, but are in search of self-discovery and instructions. " (ref Native American Commitment to Wellness and Respect Blog, David A. Patterson Silver Wolf). Presumably the new title came from that term. See more »

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The Ramapough Mountain "Indians"
8 March 2014 | by The_Real_ReviewSee all my reviews

This show is based on the Ramapough Mountain "Indians" also known as the "Jackson Whites", who are a likely European/African mixed race ethnic group located in the Ramapo Mountains of Mahwah, (Northern) NJ. Their "tribal" headquarters can be found on Stag Hill Road in Mahwah. The group is currently seeking Federal recognition as a Native American "tribe" (Lenape) but so far have refused to submit to DNA testing to verify their heritage, which previous scientific investigations have shown to be baseless. They are most likely decedents of an unlikely pairing of Hessian deserters and escaped African slaves during the Revolutionary war.

While the show has both Native American and mixed race actors, in real life their appearances look closer to a mixed race heritage. For more information look up the article, "Strangers on the Mountain" from The New Yorker on March of 2010.

Their choice as a plot device is both unique and refreshing. The Ramapough "Indians" have made another recent appearance in the film; "Out of the Furnace" with Woody Harrelson's character 'Harlan DeGroat'. DeGroat (a Dutch not Native American name) is a common last name among them in real life.

Overall the show does a good job getting the setting and atmosphere right (winding mountain roads, ATVs, mountain bungalows etc...), with Momoa fitting the role well. I only wished they had actually filmed this in NJ but the Georgia mountains look spot on. Definitely worth giving it a shot, as it looks to have potential.


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