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Ghost Dancing (1983)

A farm widow who has been impoverished by the siphoning of her water supply. A nearby big-city aqueduct has priority over water rights, leaving the rural outskirts virtually dry. Attempting... See full summary »

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David Greene, Don Taylor
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Bellah John Bellah ... Powerman
Scotch Byerley Scotch Byerley ... Powerman (as Scotch Byerly)
Robert Clotworthy ... Water Deliveryman
Rod Colbin Rod Colbin ... Arch
Bruce Davison ... Calvin Oberst
Bill Erwin ... Joe Greyfeather
Richard Farnsworth ... Russ Ward
Henry Hamilton Henry Hamilton ... Boy
Wings Hauser ... Frank Carswell
Bo Hopkins ... Dave Groves
Richard Lineback ... Brian
Karen Machon ... Betty
Dorothy McGuire ... Sarah Bowman
Sierra Pecheur Sierra Pecheur ... Willa
Victoria Racimo ... Anne Greyfeather
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A farm widow who has been impoverished by the siphoning of her water supply. A nearby big-city aqueduct has priority over water rights, leaving the rural outskirts virtually dry. Attempting to bring her cause to the forefront, McGuire dynamites the reservoir, half-hoping that she'll be "martyred" in the process. When she fails to arouse public support, she targets the local power plant for her next blast. Assistant DA Victoria Racimo, who as an orphaned Indian girl had been virtually raised by McGuire, decides to challenge the water-department bureaucracy on McGuire's behalf. Written by jeffman52001@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der einsame Kampf der Sarah Bowman See more »

Filming Locations:

St. George, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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She's mad as hell and she's not going to take it anymore!
19 August 2003 | by grafxmanSee all my reviews

This film is set in the arid West where water is the most precious resource. A bunch of city folk dam the river so they can have all the water. The long time land owners downstream now see their wells go dry and their once green pastures turn to dust.

One old lady, Dorothy McGuire, gets some dynamite and blows up the dam! This is very bad news for all the powers that be because they don't want any publicity. The problem is that this old lady won't be silenced.

I was surprised to see that this is a made for TV movie. It was excellent. I gave it an 8.

Roger Moncrief


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