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Rain in the Mountains (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 February 2007 (USA)
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Eric Smallhouse is a Native American who believes it's his destiny to lead his people back to the old ways. Undaunted by his complete lack of knowledge about those ways, he drags his son on... See full summary »


Joel Metlen
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Credited cast:
Dan Brunell Dan Brunell ... Mr. Johnson
Ron Chapple Ron Chapple ... Gas Station Owner
Bryan Connolly ... FBI Agent 1
Leon Cordier Leon Cordier ... Store Owner
Nick Erb Nick Erb ... Todd Smallhouse
Joseph Heldman Joseph Heldman ... Deadman
Kit Metlen Kit Metlen ... FBI Agent 2
Robert Whaa-ka-dub Monger Robert Whaa-ka-dub Monger ... Andy
John Ott John Ott ... Farmer Earl
William Pickernell William Pickernell ... Bar Fly
Steve Pierre Steve Pierre ... Eric Smallhouse
Robert Satiacum Robert Satiacum ... Deputy John
Audrey Seymour Audrey Seymour ... Lindsay Smallhouse
Gregory Sutterlict Gregory Sutterlict ... David the Fisherman
Michael Treetop Jr. Michael Treetop Jr. ... Wapati


Eric Smallhouse is a Native American who believes it's his destiny to lead his people back to the old ways. Undaunted by his complete lack of knowledge about those ways, he drags his son on a quest to reclaim the past. Failing miserably, Eric begins to think that the modern world with its modern conveniences is the real enemy, and his antics soon leave him on the run from the authorities. Written by Joel Metlen

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Eric Smallhouse has gone off the reservation... WAY off the reservation.




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Release Date:

24 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Centralia, Washington, USA See more »

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Foxhall Films See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film was finished despite the fact that the main actor, Steve Pierre, had a serious stroke two-thirds of the way through production. See more »

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Very well-done cult classic in the making
5 May 2007 | by brucebaskinSee all my reviews

I attended an independent movie festival with another movie topping my short "must-see" list, but this one (which was almost an afterthought to me) was hands-down the best one I saw. It's a very gentle film with no swearing that does a superb job of depicting the internal conflict of Native Americans raised in mainstream society who want to reconnect with their culture, but never gets preachy or overarching.

The script is well-written, the cinematography is rich, and the casting was inspired. This strikes me as a movie that people of all ages can watch and come away with something. While another indie, "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" got a lot more notice, "Rain in the Mountains" to me is by far the better film. It has the chance to join such movies as "Harold and Maude" and "King of Hearts" as cult favorites because it is both timeless and very human. Unlike those two, you could take a 10-year-old kid to this one without blushing.

I can't recommend "RITM" highly enough.

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