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Wes Studi
Wesley "Wes" Studi (Cherokee: ?? ???) (born December 17, 1947) is a Cherokee actor and film producer from Nofire Hollow in Oklahoma. He has won critical acclaim and awards for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in Academy Award-winning films, such as Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and in the Academy Award-nominated films Geronimo: An American... full bio
The Condemned 2
[2015]
 
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Movie | Action, Thriller | 1h 30min
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A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.
Miracle at Sage Creek
[2005]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Family | 1h 30min
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Two families overcome prejudice and tragedy in 1888 Wyoming when a special Christmas miracle saves the life of a small boy.
The Only Good Indian
[2009]
 
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Movie | Western | 1h 54min
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Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to assimilate into White society. When he escapes to return to his family, Sam Franklin (Wes Studi), a bounty hunter of Cherokee descent, is hired to find and return him to the institution. Franklin, a former Indian scout... see more
The Broken Chain
[1993]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Drama, War | 1h 33min
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The story of 2 Iroquis brothers caught in the midst of the Revolutionary War.
The Killing Jar
[1997]
 
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Movie | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 1h 41min
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Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly insane, after he may have witnessed one of the murders and reports it to the police. Is he the murderer, or is it something of his past?
Three Priests
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama, Western | 1h 29min
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Seething with familial conflicts and yearnings, Three Priests offers a powerful journey of affection, fear and fate.
Ronnie BoDean
[2015]
 
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Short Movie | Action, Comedy, Short | 12min
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Ronnie BoDean is a larger-than-life "toughman" suffering from a mean hangover. When his neighbor is jailed, his native warrior's need to teach takes over so he shows her two precocious kids modern "survival skills".
Pie Lady of Pie Town
[2014]
 
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Documentary | Biography, Documentary, Short | 34min
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In the New Mexico desert, pie equals love. Kathy Knapp left her privileged life to bake pie in dusty Pie Town, a once forgotten corner of the world with few amenities. Why? To find her center and give the world pie. This is her story.
The Pipeline
[2018]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 15min
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A woman, whose father dies, is left a trust fund tied to a mysterious name, unraveling a history of family, affairs, and life in Alaska. Based on true stories surrounding the building of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.
Candles
[2017]
 
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Movie | History
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The rape and murder of three small girls in a Girl Scout Camp leads a young female reporter on a trail to find the killer.
Duke City
[2018]
 
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Movie | Crime
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A highly respected Albuquerque cop sacrifices his reputation as part of an elaborate undercover operation by the DEA to infiltrate a local street gang.
Into the Fire
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama
A former Marine lives life on the edge as a rookie firefighter who falls for a divorced mom he rescues, but struggles to rescue himself in a mysterious and self-revealing journey towards forgiveness.
Empire of the Heart
[2017]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama
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In desperate times your only hope is the courage and resilience in your heart.
TV Series | 1h 40min
A veteran cop returns to his childhood Navajo reservation, where his urban investigation methods sometimes clash with his partner's traditional ones.
Gaming
[2014]
 
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Short Movie | Comedy, Short
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A Native American casino manager navigates his quirky family and the foibles of the community to bring his casino into the big leagues.
Avatar
[2009]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 2h 42min
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A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Movie | Comedy, Romance, Western | 1h 56min
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As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.
A Dog's Way Home
[2019]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h 36min
A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.
Heat
[1995]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 2h 50min
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A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.
Hostiles
[2017]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Western | 2h 14min
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In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
Penny Dreadful
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 1h
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, scientist Victor Frankenstein, and medium Vanessa Ives unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.
Dances with Wolves
[1990]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Western | 3h 1min
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Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
The New World
[2005]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, History | 2h 15min
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The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Hell on Wheels
[2011]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Western | 42min
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The Civil War is past, but former Confederate soldier Cullen Bohannon can't put it behind him. Fresh are the memories of the death of his wife, killed at the hands of the Union soldiers, an act that sets him on a course of revenge.
The Last of the Mohicans
[1992]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1h 52min
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Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Mystery Men
[1999]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 2h 1min
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A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.
The Doors
[1991]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 20min
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Planes: Fire & Rescue
[2014]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Animation, Comedy | 1h 23min
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When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter, or else his air strip will be shut down.
Street Fighter
[1994]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1h 42min
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Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
Seraphim Falls
[2006]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, Thriller | 1h 55min
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge.
Being Flynn
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
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Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.
Undisputed
[2002]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 34min
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When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.
Deep Rising
[1998]
 
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Movie | Action, Adventure, Horror | 1h 46min
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.
The Red Road
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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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... see more
Kings
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Sci-Fi | 1h
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A modern day, alternate-reality drama about a hero who rises to become the King of his nation, based on the biblical story of King David.
The Oscars
[2018]
 
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TV Special | Comedy, Music, News | 3h 7min
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The 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, celebrates the film industry's biggest achievements for the year 2017.
Road to Paloma
[2014]
 
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Movie | Drama, Thriller | 1h 31min
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Wolf, a Native American on the run after avenging his mother's murder, flees across the desolate American West on his motorcycle, where he'll discover that justice has a cost.
Highlander
[1992]
 
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TV Series | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi | 1h
Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.
Into the West
[2005]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, Western | 9h 12min
Into the West is a TV mini-series starring Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, and Gil Birmingham. Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native...
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
[2007]
 
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TV Movie | Drama, History, Western | 2h 13min
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A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
Killer Women
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Western | 1h
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Centers on Molly Parker, one of only two women in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.
Saving Grace
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Fantasy | 1h
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An angel offers a jaded Oklahoma City police detective the chance to redeem her life.
Geronimo: An American Legend
[1993]
 
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Movie | Drama, History, Western | 1h 55min
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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people.
Comanche Moon
[2008]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Western | 6h
The adventures and love lives of young Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McRae leading up to their retirement to the city of Lonesome Dove.
The Flash
[1990]
 
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TV Series | Action, Crime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 48min
A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".
Battledogs
[2013]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1h 28min
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A werewolf virus is unleashed upon New York, and Major Hoffman looks for a cure while Lt. General Monning wants to establish a new canine army.
SuperMansion
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Animation, Comedy | 30min
Aging superhero, Titanium Rex, and his has-been team known as The League of Freedom struggle to stay relevant in a changing world.
Animal
[2005]
 
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Video | Action, Drama | 1h 33min
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When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the streets, becoming a criminal. While in the corrupt prison, Animal works for the powerful prisoner Kassada, but when he meets the revolutionary Berwell, his view of life changes. Animal is released on probation and tries... see more
Reel Injun
[2009]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Western | 1h 25min
The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.
Older Than America
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 42min
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A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that took place at her Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.
Streets of Laredo
[1995]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Western | 5h
Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle. Joined by his old compadre Pea Eye, it is a long ride to south Texas and the Mexican side of the border, where the past, in the form of Maria Garza, Joey's mother, haunts Call.
Call of the Wild
[2009]
 
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Movie | Adventure, Drama, Family | 1h 28min
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In Montana, a young girl attracts the attention of an evil stranger after she rescues a hurt wolf.
Ice Planet
[2001]
 
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Movie | Sci-Fi | 1h 23min
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The end of our world is the beginning on another...
Sugar
[2013]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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A 20-year-old homeless girl is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome on the streets of Hollywood and Venice beach.
Skinwalkers
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.
Powwow Highway
[1989]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 28min
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The main character is an introspective and lovable person in a process of seeking pride and identity through traditional and mystical means of gathering power. His high school friend, who is a Vietnam War Veteran, is exerting power as a highly principled social activist, using a modern rational materialist... see more
American Experience
[1988]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary, History | 1h
A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
A Thief of Time
[2004]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery | 1h 34min
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Officers Leaphorn and Chee search for a missing anthropologist suspected of stealing artifacts from a burial site.
Politically Incorrect
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | 30min
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Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.
Coyote Waits
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Mystery | 1h 47min
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Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.
Christmas in the Clouds
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Family, Romance | 1h 36min
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A classic comedy of mistaken identity and romance set during the holiday season at a ski resort that is owned and operated by a Native American Nation. Shot on location at The Sundance Resort in Utah, this is the first contemporary romantic comedy to feature an almost entirely American Indian cast. The film was featured at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
The Lone Ranger
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Western | 2h
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This version takes a look at the character in the years before he became a legend. It all begins with the introduction of Luke Hartman, a 20-year old Boston law student who witnesses the murder of his brother, a Texas Ranger. He himself is wounded in the midst of the chaos, but is rescued by the Apache Tonto... and subsequently becomes smitten by Tonto's sister Alope. He then devotes his life to avenging... see more
Edge of America
[2003]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 45min
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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.
Road to Redemption
[2001]
 
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Movie | Action, Comedy, Drama | 1h 29min
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A couple come into contact with stolen mob money, gamble it away, and end up on the run from gangsters.
Superfire
[2002]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Thriller | 3h 30min
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A firefighter pilot blames himself for the death of his previous colleagues and gets a new assignment with a raging forest fire in Portland, Oregon, that has the whole city in jeopardy.
Promised Land
[1996]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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When Russell Greene loses his job, he decides to go on the road with his family. So he gathers his wife, Claire, his son, Josh, his daughter, Dinah, his mother, Hattie, and his nephew, Nathaniel and hits the road. With only an old Suburban, a trailer, and a dream, Russell and his family are now traveling across the country in search of adventure and helping many people along the way.
500 Nations
[1995]
 
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Mini Series | History | 6h 14min
An exploration of the various Native American nations and their fall to the European conquerors.
The Undying
[2009]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 48min
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Seduced by the ghost of a Civil War soldier, Barbara Haughton creates a love that is undying.
Wind River
[2000]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, Western | 1h 37min
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The 1854 Wyoming historical drama is based on Tom Shell's adaptation of the true life memoirs of Pony Express rider Nick Wilson.
Crazy Horse
[1996]
 
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TV Movie | Action, Biography, Drama | 1h 30min
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The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.
UC: Undercover
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Action, Drama | 1h
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As a federal team, the group responds to emergencies all over the country: taking down elite bank robbers, drug kingpins, domestic terrorists, spies, jewel thieves, and corrupt cops. The unit is headed by authoritative Frank Donovan with undercover agents Jake Shaw and Alex Cross who runs all of the high-tech surveillance operations.
TV Series | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 30min
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Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.
21 and a Wake-Up
[2009]
 
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Movie | Drama, War | 2h 3min
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The film is based on real events, focusing on the lives of three young nurses, one of whom undertakes a treacherous journey up the Mekong River to Cambodia to save a very young Vietnamese-American girl before her life is destroyed during the American bombing of Cambodia.
Soundman
[1998]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 45min
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An over-zealous and under-appreciated sound mixer on a low budget sci-fi western movie titled "Dead Cowboys", based on "Hamlet", falls in love with an untalented violinist. To win her favor, he promises to get her scoring gigs in the movies. His resulting strong arm techniques goes overboard.
El camino
[2008]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 31min
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Elliot, 31, a product of the Washington D.C. foster care system, has spent most of his life moving from place to place. When he is contacted by Matthew, a childhood friend from "the system" dying of cancer, Elliot goes to be by his side. At the funeral, he meets Gray and Lily, two friends of Matthew, both aimless in their present lives. Motivated by their sense of loss, and personal anger, Gray, Lily... see more
The Directors
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Biography, Documentary | 1h
A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.
TV Series | Comedy, Talk-Show | 30min
I don't even think steven knows.
Capturing Avatar
[2010]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h 38min
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James Cameron always had an intense interest in the woods and the dwellers that might live within them. He wanted to delve deeply into the world of visual effects and what could be accomplished or even tried. There are four parts that capture this documentary in all of its areas of creation. Part One - (27:08); Part Two - (27:18); Part Three - (24:07); and Part Four - (19:52)
Destination Planet Negro
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 38min
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In 1939, African American leaders respond to Jim Crow segregation by building a rocket to colonize Mars. The three person crew blasts off, but time travel instead, arriving in present-day America revealing much about race today.
Documentary | Documentary | 1h 34min
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Video | 1h 55min
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Documentary on the 1838 Cherokee removal from the southeastern United States, dubbed the "Trail of Tears."
The Ugly One: Thor's Revenge
[2003]
 
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Movie | Action, Crime, Drama | 1h 35min
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Eric Thornton has been called The Ugly One by everyone in his town since he was 10. Now he is the only one who can save them from a Viking Warlock searching for a lost piece of Thor's hammer.
The Way West
[1995]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 6h
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Defending the Fire
[2017]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 57min
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The Native American Warrior has been a focus of Native and Non-Native interest since the time of early petroglyphs. The perception of the Warrior has been communicated through books, lore, television and film as a stoic fighter, and savage aggressor, one who retaliated for lost lands, and the constant enemy of the white rancher or soldier. Rarely has the the Warrior been seen outside the Indian world... see more
Making 'The New World'
[2006]
 
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Documentary | Documentary | 1h
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An overview of the making of Terrence Malick's The New World (2005).
Documentary | Documentary, Western | 25min
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Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans in Western films is traced through interviews and archive footage.
TV Series | Action, Adventure, Romance | 1h 35min
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This intriguing tale, where the "good-guy" isn't always good, begins in the Spartan cell of a small town jail. Old Ned Blessing, having lived a long and tumultuous life awaits a rendezvous with the hangman's noose. While waiting to pay for his doings and misdeeds, he is spending his last days writing an account of his exploits.
The Making of 'Street Fighter'
[1994]
 
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Documentary | Documentary, Short | 6min
A behind the scenes look at the making of 'Street Fighter'.
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