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Fish Hawk (1979)

G | | Drama | 25 January 1980 (USA)
An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

Director:

Donald Shebib

Writers:

Blanche Hanalis (screenplay), Mitchell Jayne (novel)
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Cast overview:
Will Sampson ... Fish Hawk
Don Francks ... Deut Boggs
Charles Fields ... Corby Boggs
Mary Pirie Mary Pirie ... Sarah Boggs
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Marcus Boggs
Geoffrey Bowes Geoffrey Bowes ... Towsack Charlie
Arnie Achtman Arnie Achtman ... Young Salesman
Karen Austin ... Mrs. Gideon
Kay Hawtrey ... Mary Bryan
Ken James Ken James ... Dr. MacGuire
Mavor Moore Mavor Moore ... Joke Bryan
Allan Royal ... Will Fellows
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... Old Salesman
Murray Westgate Murray Westgate ... Billie Firman
Michael J. Reynolds ... Mr. Gideon
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An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

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A May/December friendship.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G

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Enjoyable family style film
25 April 2019 | by lifesoboringSee all my reviews

It reminded me of a Disney film, wholesome and giving you a story with a lesson. All of the actors played their characters well. It's almost all shot outdoors and the location is rural and pretty. Plenty of animals liven things up: A bear, a boar, wild cats, ducks, cows,dogs, and horses pulling a very basic looking carriage that makes appealing rustic wood creaky noises as it drives along. There are old colored glass bottles too, which one character loves so much that he collects them in a burlap sack. There's even a little folk music played by the farmer and a couple of other guys. The speech and expressions they use, and the clothing they wear all seem right on, accurate to the time being portrayed. The movie did not make me cry (like Old Yeller) but I would call it heart-warming.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

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Budget:

CAD1,900,000 (estimated)
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