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Edge of America (2003)

Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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Chris Eyre

Writer:

Willy Holtzman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James McDaniel ... Kenny Williams
Irene Bedard ... Annie Shorty
Delanna Studi ... Carla McKinney
Misty Upham ... Shirleen
Eddie Spears ... Franklin
Cody Lightning ... Dwayne
Geraldine Keams ... Mother Tsosie
Michael Flynn ... Homer Horton
Fraya Aspaas-Montoya Fraya Aspaas-Montoya ... Francie
Trini King ... Alvina 'Baby' Tsosie
Deanna Taushi Allison Deanna Taushi Allison ... Marissa (as Deanna Allison)
Tim Daly ... Leroy McKinney
Wes Studi ... Cuch
Reb Fleming Reb Fleming ... Stellar Dodge (as Reb Flemming)
Lyle Bahazoni Lyle Bahazoni ... Jasper
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Based on a true story, a black educator takes a job teaching high-school English at the Three Nations Reservation, and is coaxed into coaching the girls basketball team.

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Live. Dream. Believe.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Edge See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Dolby

Color:

Color
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In second to last game of the championship finals it showed the score 30-28, then it showed one of the lady warriors make a layup (2pts). So it should be 30-30, but instead when they showed the score it was still 30-28. See more »

Quotes

Kenny Williams: Ever think of cutting that hair?
[to Francie]
Annie Shorty: For traditionals, it's like cutting off your thoughts.
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Slow & Easy
Written by David Weisberg (as David A. Weisberg)
Performed by Felice
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uplifting - realistic view of Indian Country today
11 February 2004 | by miltleeSee all my reviews

Chris Eyre has done a wonderful job of presenting Indian life in America today. The reality of the reservation was presented in a wonderful way - not as victims or heros but as real people just trying to live their lives.

I especially liked the fact that this movie avoided typical Pan Indian Images that plague so much of what is presented in the media about Native Americans and their culture.

Bravo!


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