7.2/10
212
11 user

Grand Avenue (1996)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 30 June 1996
When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is ... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Sackheim

Writers:

Greg Sarris (book), Greg Sarris (teleplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three Native American sisters (Red-Horse, Bedard, Guerrero) decide to try to sell a line of cosmetics they call Naturally Native, based on old tribal remedies, only to have to fight an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Wynne Farmer, Valerie Red-Horse
Stars: Valerie Red-Horse, Yvonne Russo, Irene Bedard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: Charles Abourezk, Dave Bald Eagle, Lawrence Bayne
Follow the River (TV Movie 1995)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An "inspirational" saga of a pioneer woman who is abducted by Shawnee Native Americans.

Director: Martin Davidson
Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ellen Burstyn, Eric Schweig
Wild Flowers (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Denmark in the 70's. The teenager Christoffer's parents Nisse and Maria have decided to move into a commune because they want to try the alternative lifestyle. But Christoffer doesn't like ... See full summary »

Director: Niels Gråbøl
Stars: Sixten Tobias Kai Nielsen, Ditte Gråbøl, Niels Olsen
DreamKeeper (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Steve Barron
Stars: August Schellenberg, Eddie Spears, Gary Farmer
State of Emergency (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Drama about an overworked big-city hospital emergency room.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter
Stars: Joe Mantegna, Lynn Whitfield, Melinda Dillon
Smoke Signals (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard
Coyote Waits (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two tribal cops uncover a plot involving a lost fortune, an historical artifact and a mythical Coyote on a Navajo reservation.

Director: Jan Egleson
Stars: Adam Beach, Candice Costello, Jimmy Herman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Little Tree is an 8-year-old Cherokee boy who loses his parents during The Great Depression and begins living with his Indian grandparents and learning the Cherokee way of life.

Director: Richard Friedenberg
Stars: James Cromwell, Joseph Ashton, Tantoo Cardinal
Crazy Horse (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Michael Greyeyes, Victor Aaron, Nathaniel Arcand
The Lost Child (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An adopted woman tries to track down her family and ends up discovering that she was stolen from her birth mother on a reservation when she was just a little girl.

Director: Karen Arthur
Stars: Mercedes Ruehl, Cristine Rose, Jamey Sheridan
Navajo Blues (1996)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A police detective, who has to testify against a Las Vegas mobster's son who killed a cop, has to be hidden away for his safety until the hearing. Placed on an Indian reservation, he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Joey Travolta
Stars: Steven Bauer, Irene Bedard, Charlotte Lewis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irene Bedard ... Reyna
Tantoo Cardinal ... Nellie
Eloy Casados ... Albert
Deena-Marie Consiglio Deena-Marie Consiglio ... Justine (as Deeny Dakota)
Alexis Cruz ... Raymond
Diane Debassige Diane Debassige ... Alice
Jenny Gago ... Anna
Cody Lightning ... Sheldon
A Martinez ... Steven
Simi Mehta ... Jeanne
August Schellenberg ... Sherman
Sheila Tousey ... Mollie
Sam Vlahos ... Henry
Carmen Ahern Carmen Ahern ... Evangeline
Quala Anderson Quala Anderson ... Gang Girl #2
Edit

Storyline

When Mollie's boyfriend Jack dies on the reservation, she is asked to leave the reservation by her boyfriend's sister for not being one of their own, aside from Mollie's son. Mollie is forced to pack up here belongings and her children and move to northern california, right into a gang infested neighborhood. Written by Adam De La Villa

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Around every corner in America there's a story waiting to be told.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megali peripeteia See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Rosa, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer Greg Sarris is himself a Pomo tribal member and adapted his own short stories novel, of the same name, for the film. See more »

Quotes

Mollie: I don't know... sometimes I feel like... I ain't scared no more. You know? I mean, jesus christ what else could happen right? The worst already has. But then I see the empty chair at the table. I open up the closet and see her clothes. And I just sink all over again. Maybe in time I'll get better at pulling myself up.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Whatever Happened To Deeny Dakota?
18 March 2002 | by vanpattendavSee all my reviews

The promo reads "Around Every Corner in America There's a Story Waiting To Be Told." The story here is about native Americans. One family in particular.

Mollie moves her two teenage daughters, and her young son, to a new neighborhood when they are expelled from their Indian Reservation after the death of her husband.

With no where else to go she goes to her cousin Anna, who lives on Grand Avenue.

Mollie has a drinking problem, can't hold down a job and has demons from her past.

The oldest daughter, Justine (portrayed perfectly by the beautiful and talented Deeny Dakota,) is an angry and rebellious girl. However, she has redeeming qualities. She is vulnerable and right from the start it is apparent she is hiding this behind her toughness, sexuality and her edge.

Her sister, Alice, is more reserved and responsible. She's the one that looks after little brother, Sheldon.

It's about a rough neighborhood, and the different races there, Blacks and Latinos, too. The Black gang thinks the native Americans are Latino. The black girl gang want to cut Justine, because she was messin with one of their men. This is the new "West Side Story."

It's also a soap opera in many ways. Past secrets etc.

This story is excellent. Superbly written, if you can get past the F-word (but hey folks, that's the way they really talk.)

Originally this was a two part mini-series on HBO. It can be bought or rented in a two video set.

Filmed on location in Santa Rosa, CA and Produced by Robert Redford. Yes, the Robert Redford. It co-stars A. Martinez, most recently of "General Hospital," and Alexis Cruz of "Touched By An Angel."

But the real star of the show is Deeny Dakota. This is her character's story. And Miss Dakota is as fine an actress as there has ever been.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed