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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 »

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Steve Barron

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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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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 »

Also Known As:

DreamKeeper See more »

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Budget:

CAD40,000,000 (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 »

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Old Pawnee Woman: What does Chief Loudmouth say today?
[from the Dirty Belly legend]
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If you search for a vision, this is the one you need.
17 October 2004 | by mijann1972See all my reviews

Yesterday i bought the movie the Dreamkeeper because the little scenes i saw on TV during a commercial interested me a lot. I must say that this story was for sure not a disappointment because it is really a beautiful story which is a mix of fantasy, legends and old stories. In this story a boy from the Lakota Sioux tribe has problems because he has a quilt with an Indian gang. His grandfather wants to visit the powwow, which is a meeting between all kinds of tribes from the USA, in which the dances and traditions will be shared. The grandfather wants that his grandson takes him to the powwow and as reward he will receive a car from his grandfather. In the beginning he don't want that but when he realizes that he also has 1 day to pay the money back to the gang than it maybe could be a good alternative to escape. During the trip his grandfather starts to tell him stories which form the base of the movie. During the stories you enter a time of legends and fantasies but with every story the grandfather is teaching the grandson a lesson in life. The maker of this movie also made Arabian nights and you can see it a little back in this movie because the setup is the same because in Arabian nights a woman tells a movie to the sultan she wants to marry. This story really impressed me and i enjoyed it a lot, also because i am very interested in Indian tribes. This movie deserves a 9 out of 10 because i kept my attention for the full 3 hours it took, in one word beautiful and well done.


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