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Powwow Highway (1989)

R
88 min | Drama

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 ...See moreDepicts 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 adversarial model of progress. Written by Stan Detering See less
Writers
David Seals (based on the novel by) | Janet Heaney (screenplay) | Jean Stawarz (screenplay)
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Jim Stewart (as James Austin Stewart)
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Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
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$ 10,627
Gross (USA)
$ 283,747
Gross (World)
$ 283,747
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Release date
Feb 24, 1989 (United States)

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7.3 / 10 | 1,422 votes