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PG-13| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Arnold (Gary Farmer) rescued Thomas (Evan Adams) from a fire when he was a child. Thomas thinks of Arnold as a hero, while Arnold's son Victor (Adam Beach) resents his father's alcoholism, violence and abandonment of his family. Uneasy rivals and friends, Thomas and Victor spend their days killing time on a Coeur d'Alene reservation in Idaho and arguing about their cultural identities. When Arnold dies, the duo set out on a cross-country journey to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold's ashes.

Cast: Adam Beach , Evan Adams , Irene Bedard , Gary Farmer , Tantoo Cardinal , Cody Lightning , Simon Baker , Michelle St. John

Director: Chris Eyre

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Smoke Signals (1998)

Release Date: June 26th, 1998|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Beach and Adams give remarkable performances that grow in feeling and intensity. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Beautiful in both its brevity and its vision of contemporary Indian culture, the film abounds in easygoing humor. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Takes advantage of the road movie genre, which requires only a goal and then permits great freedom in the events along the way. show more

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