Red Earth, White Earth (1989)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama

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Guy Pehrsson is summoned by his grandfather to return to the farming community of his childhood. He arrives from the City to find that his mother has finally left his alcoholic and abusive ... See full summary »

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14 May 2005 | lightninboy
| A look at the concept of Indian reservations
CBS TV movie. It could have been pretty good. I thought it was kind of boring and stupid. I hope the book made more sense. Still, it is a look at the concept of Indian reservations. Most white people don't have anything to do with Indians and Indian reservations and stick with the status quo. Timothy Daly plays Guy Pehrsson, a young white man who has made his fortune in California making computer circuitboards. He comes back to his home dairy farm located within the boundaries of the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota, driving a Mercedes-Benz. Ralph Waite plays Martin, the somewhat dumb dairy farmer. Richard Farnsworth plays Helmer. Helmer dies. Helmer regretted once losing a flax crop because he refused to harvest it on a Sunday. Martin has money problems with the banker. Guy digs out of the earth a 1957 Chevy he once covered with grease and buried to keep a banker from getting it. Anyway, for some reason, the Indians detest having white farmers and a white-owned potato chip company using Reservation land. And that leads to the ending of the movie, which I'll not spoil to you.

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Release Date:

24 January 1989



Country of Origin

Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Québec, Canada

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