Edge of America (2003)





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Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre directs the made-for-TV sports drama Edge of America, based on a true story and shot entirely in Salt Lake City, UT. James McDaniel plays Mr. Kenny Williams, a black man from Texas who moves out to Utah to accept a position as an English teacher at the Three Nations Reservation. He has a difficult time fitting in with the tight-knit Native American community, especially when he's asked to coach the high school girls' basketball team. He has to struggle with … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Television, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Willy Holtzman
On DVD: Feb 28, 2006
Showtime Networks Inc.



as Kenny Williams

as Leroy McKinney

as Cuch

as Annie Shorty

as Alvina `Baby' Tsosie

as Carla McKinney

as Shirleen

as Franklin

as Mother Tsosie

as Homer Horton

as Stellar Dodge

as Dr. Toomey

as Norville Newell

as Lanet Newell

as Leonard

as Homer Horton
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I am a sucker for this kind of movie. Root for the underdogs! This is a chick-flick Independent sports movie centered around an Indian American highschool girls basketball team. Heartwarming, good intentioned filmmaking meant for lightheated enjoyment...

Cynthia S.

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A real heart-warming tale of a black man as a fish-out-of-water on an Indian reservation. Terrific cast, using the local talent. Exotically beautiful Irene Bedard played the assistant coach, Annie Shorty with real fire. Beautiful scenery and a story about personal growth, the drive for excellence, and finding one's place in the world. In the midst of staggering poverty and crippling despair, Coach Williams (James McDaniel) was able to inspire a ragtag girls basketball team to achieve greatness. Tender moments brought tears and these were liberally sprinkled with laugh out loud moments. Coach had some growing up to do and this bunch of ladies were up to the task. Heck, it made me want to be a Lady Warrior!

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

Super Reviewer

Here's an interesting movie by Chris Eyre, and one just as amazing as the other films. Great movie! Amazing performances by Delanna Studi & Eddie Spears. Worth seeing!!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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