Powwow Highway

Categories: Drama, Comedy
Buddy Red Bow is struggling, in the face of persecution, by greedy developers and political in-fighting, to keep his nation on a Montana Cheyenne Reservation financially solvent and independent. Philbert, a simple-minded friend of Buddy's, ardently pursues Native American/First Nation wisdom and lore wherever he can find it--even on Bonanza--in order to earn his warrior name. He's even got his war pony, Protector: a beat-up old wreck of a car. Buddy's sister has been arrested in Santa Fe, and together Buddy and Philbert set off on a road trip to look after her kids and go bail her out. However, Bonnie's arrest has something strange about it as her friend Rabbit points out. As the miles roll by, Philbert's faith challenges Buddy's hard-edged view of the world (and occasional bout of reckless violence), and together they face the realities and dreams of being Cheyenne in the modern-day US as they fight to free Bonnie and her children and elude the Feds.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1989-02-24
Run time: 88 minute / 1:28
Director: Jonathan Wacks

A Martinez
as Buddy Red Bow
Gary Farmer
as Philbert Bono
Joannelle Nadine Romero
as Bonnie Red Bow
Amanda Wyss
as Rabbit Layton
Sam Vlahos
as Chief Joseph
Wayne Waterman
as Wolf Tooth
Margot Kane
as Imogene
Geoffrey Rivas
as Sandy Youngblood
Roscoe Born
as Agent Jack Novall
John Trudell
as Louie Short Hair
Graham Greene
as Vietnam Vet
Wes Studi
as Buff
Rodney A. Grant
as Brave on Horse
Jonathan Wacks Director

David Seals Novel
Janet Heaney Writer
Jean Stawarz Writer