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Fish Hawk
Fish Hawk
Actors: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie, Chris Wiggins
Director: Donald Shebib
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
G     2006     1hr 34min

FISH HAWK A Young Boy Helps an Indian Regain His Self-Respect Will Sampson (One Flew over the Cuckoo?s Nest, The Outlaw Josey Wales) is Fish Hawk, an Osage Indian whose self-respect is drowning in a sea of whiskey until he...  more »


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Actors: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie, Chris Wiggins
Director: Donald Shebib
Creators: René Verzier, Ron Wisman, Jon Slan, Stanley Chase, Blanche Hanalis, Mitchell Jayne
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Drama, Family Films
Studio: GT Media / GAIAM Americas
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/11/2006
Original Release Date: 01/25/1980
Theatrical Release Date: 01/25/1980
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Fish Hawk
Frieda Stewart | Albuquerque, NM United States | 10/29/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"As a Native American, I was very displeased with the sterotyped negative image presented by the character Fish Hawk. Once again, the portrayal of a Native American as "a drunken Indian" is set forth in the yet another film. The usual portrayal of Native Americans in film is that of being blood-thirsty, savage, or ignorant. Films also portray Native Americans as being noble savages, vanishing, or one-with-earth individuals. This film was no exception! Hawk Fish was raised by white people according to the narrative in the film yet at the film's end, he walks off into the setting sun fully dressed in his Indian regalia. The film was offensive."
Great Movie
Bob Barker | Me be in the US | 01/18/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I Liked this movie but it had to many stero types. Me as a Native Indian it really bugged me. There are some Native Indians who are drunks but not alot. I liked it but not the stero types."
Very good family film
Bob Barker | 06/20/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"my husband and i both thought the movie to be very heart warming. it was an exceptional down to earth type real life portrayal of some of the way things were in that era. we do not feel it degraded the native americans in any way quite the opposite in our opinion."