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Black Cloud (Eddie Spears “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”) is a young Native American who grew up in a violent household and is still struggling to come to terms with his family and his heritage. Black Cloud's life has forced him to be quick with his fists, and Bud (Russell Means “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Natural Born Killers”), a longtime friend and mentor, has been coaching Black Cloud in boxing with the young man showing great promise in a Navajo Golden Gloves competition. Norm (Peter Greene “Pulp Fiction,” “The Mask”), a scout for the United States Olympic boxing team, sees Black Cloud in the ring and is certain he has the potential to be a champion, but Black Cloud isn't certain if he wants to fight for anything besides his people. Meanwhile, Black Cloud has fallen in love with Sammi (Julia Jones “Hell Ride,” “The Look”), a pretty young Native American woman, but she has a child from a previous relationship with Eddie Young (Rick Schroder “The Champ”), a hot-tempered rodeo rider. When an argument between Eddie and Black Cloud escalates into a fistfight, Black Cloud viciously beats him, and soon Sheriff Powers (Tim McGraw “Flicka,” “Friday Night Lights”) is on the lookout for the young man.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 5.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Many cliches and borrowed substitutes for creativity.
Rotten: In drawing on hackneyed plot devices from both sports movies and films about Native Americans, Schroder essentially has created an extended version of Walker, Texas Ranger without the intellectual dialogue or, sadly, Chuck Norris.
Rotten: A determinedly old-fashioned boxing/ coming-of -age film, only perfunctorily hitting its marks.
I loved every minute of it. Eddie Spears and Russell Means are great together. Great movie, one of my new favorites.