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Older Than America (2008)

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... See full summary »

Director:

Georgina Lightning

Writers:

Georgina Lightning, Christine K. Walker (as Christine Kunewa Walker)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Beach ... Johnny Goodfeather
Tantoo Cardinal ... Auntie Apple
Bradley Cooper ... Luke Patterson
Georgina Lightning Georgina Lightning ... Rain O'Rourke
Wes Studi ... Richard Two Rivers
Stephen Yoakam Stephen Yoakam ... Father Dimitri Bartoli (as Steve Yoakam)
Glen Gould ... Steve Klamath (as Glenn Gould)
Chris Mulkey ... Paul Gunderson
Dan Harrison Dan Harrison ... Walter Many Lightnings
Sarah Agnew ... Mary
Joe App Joe App ... Boarding School Priest
Jeri Arredondo Jeri Arredondo ... Young Adult Irene
Noah Kol Balfour Noah Kol Balfour ... Little Many Lightnings (as Noah Balfour)
Dennis Banks ... Pete Goodfeather
Raven Bellefleur Raven Bellefleur ... Little Irene (as Raven Maizy Bellefleur)
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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, this movie delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide and loss of identity that occurred at these institutions across the United States and Canada.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Cloquet, Minnesota, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32
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Color:

Color | Black and White (flashbacks)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Was released in Poland under the title of American Evil. See more »

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not very good
5 March 2012 | by bobmichigan1See all my reviews

I watched this going in with high hopes with Adam Beach and Bradley cooper. What i really got was a alright story made into a pretty poor movie. I was trying to figure out what Coopers part really had to do with the movie. Will bring in a Earthquake expert too take a look at an area where supposedly an earthquake took place. Adam Beach was alright but he looked bored playing his part like it was a paycheck probably because he knew this movie would get lost or go directly to DVD. Not only was this movie lost it didn't get released until 2012 over 5 years after it was made.

Well this would be the moment to start releasing older Bradley Cooper movies after his Hangover flicks. I have to be honest the lead female role in this movie was hard to look at and her acting was not much better. This tries to be a superstitious ghost type movie and turns into an unbelievable movie with zero suspense. Its amazing how 1 priest can try to cover up such a big mess you would think he would have help and he all by himself had that much power to keep it hidden. They turned a based on a true story into a suspense movie where only the past was the truth everything else was LIFETIME for TV. Bradley probably wishes he didn't except the part!


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