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California Indian (2011)

R | | Drama | 20 November 2011 (USA)
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Laurie Francene Kinzer (as Laurie Kinzer-Ramos), Timothy Andrew Ramos
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gary Farmer ... Rich Knight
Mark Boone Junior ... Jonathan Jensen
Timothy Andrew Ramos Timothy Andrew Ramos ... Nick Thomas
Gil Birmingham ... Charles 'Chi' Thomas
Julia Jones ... April Cordova
Emil Zidek Emil Zidek ... Todd Garrett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Banks ... Himself
Jaime Boggs Jaime Boggs ... Casino Tribal Leader
Fiona Byrnes Fiona Byrnes ... Party Girl - Hotel
Chris Chris ... Police Officer
Clayton Duncan Clayton Duncan ... Leonard
Andre Dupont ... Brian
Steve Eggie Elliot Steve Eggie Elliot ... Elmer Ellis
Kathleen Escude Kathleen Escude ... Nurse
Suna Flores Suna Flores ... Front Desk Attendent
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Nick Thomas, a Pomo Indian and a successful Los Angeles radio host, is forced back to the reservation to help his brother Chi, and tribal leader Rich Knight lead the Tule Lake Rancheria out of danger from a seedy casino investor.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug content
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer producer Laurien Francis aka Laurie Kinzer wrote and produced Rancheria -award winning short film that California Indian is based on her 20 years as a documentarian at Big Valley Rancheria in Northern California where her children are registered members of Native American indigenous tribe. See more »

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The story was there but...,
30 March 2015 | by nativetalent1See all my reviews

I wanted this to be so great because I know Tim Ramos, who wrote, directed & played the lead role. I wrote a review over at "Examiner News" after finally watching the film online. I was into the movie & story until I saw a boom microphone drop down into two shots. That just ruined it for me. It broke into reality. I also thought Nick (Tim) had more of a brother relationship with his best friend Ron instead of Chi (Gil Birmingham). I just didn't believe it. I really liked the sports radio DJ idea & wished there was more. Visually, the reservation home, landscapes & lakes had character. I just can't get over that boom microphone. But hey, Tim gave it his best shot as a native filmmaker. All the best Tim. RP


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