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DreamKeeper (2003)

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to ... See full summary »

Director:

Steve Barron

Writer:

John Fusco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
August Schellenberg ... Grandpa
Eddie Spears ... Shane
Gary Farmer ... Iktome
John Trudell ... Coyote
Chaske Spencer ... Eagle Boy
Teneil Whiskeyjack ... Quillwork / Powwow Girl
Alex Rice ... She Crosses The Water
Michael Greyeyes ... Thunder Spirit
Tantoo Cardinal ... Old Pawnee Woman
Dakota House ... Dirty Belly
Sean Wei Mah ... High Horse
Sage Galesi Sage Galesi ... Mae Little Wounded / Blue Bird Woman (as Sage)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Kills Enemy
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Iron Spoon
Sheila Tousey ... Janine
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Storyline

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A grandfather who believes in tradition. A teenager who believes in today.

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Drama | Fantasy

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USA | Canada | Germany

Language:

English | Sioux | Mohawk

Release Date:

28 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CAD 40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "All Nations Pow-wow" that the grandfather and grandson Shane are going to is actually the Gathering of Nations Pow-wow that takes place annually in April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. See more »

Goofs

When Shane is first standing with Mae Little Wounded in front of her house, May has both hands out admiring the ring, then in the next shot a second later, May only has one hand out, which is held by Shane's hand. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: It's gonna rain.
Shane: What, the spirits tell you that?
Grandpa: No. The bullet I got in my hip in France tell's me that. It hurts like hell when it's gonna rain.
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User Reviews

absolutely amazing
26 July 2004 | by shadowweaver-1See all my reviews

This movie was the most phenomenal movie I have ever watched in my life .It was a movie I could watch over and over again,It really touched my heart and soul and also brought me closer to my heritage I too am native American and proud of it .The story and talented actors will remain in my heart forever.This movie is not just a one person movie or for one to relate to.Everything about this movie was absolutely breathtaking from the scenery,plots, clothing and again the actors and the story line .It also taught me a few lessons about my family and the things they have taught me over the years .also with now owning the movie I now own the soundtrack and listen to that just as much.It does my heart good to see how there are many others that feel about the movie just as I do .


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