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Black Cloud (2005)

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Actor Rick Schroder makes his directorial debut with this inspiring drama set in the American Southwest. Black Cloud (Eddie Spears) is a young Native American who grew up in a violent household and is still struggling to come to terms with his family and his heritage. Black Cloud's life has forced him to be quick with his fists, and Bud (Russell Means), a longtime friend and mentor, has been coaching Black Cloud in boxing with the young man showing great promise in a Navajo Golden Gloves competition. Norm (Peter Greene), a scout for the United States Olympic boxing team, sees Black Cloud in the ring and is certain he has the potential to be a champion, but Black Cloud isn't certain if he wants to fight for anything besides his people. Meanwhile, Black Cloud has fallen in love with Sammi (Julia Jones), a pretty young Native American woman, but she has a child from a previous relationship with Eddie Young (Rick Schroder), a hot-tempered rodeo rider. When an argument between Eddie and Black Cloud escalates into a fistfight, Black Cloud viciously beats him, and soon Sheriff Powers (Tim McGraw) is on the lookout for the young man. Black Cloud also features Wayne Knight, Tim Sampson, and "Pooch" Marion Hall. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Eddie Spears
as Black Cloud
Tim McGraw
as Sheriff Powers
Wayne Knight
as Mr. Tipping
Sunny Knox
as Reporter No. 1
Pooch Hall
as Rocket Ray Tracey
Jeff Ham
as Reporter No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Black Cloud

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

A determinedly old-fashioned boxing/ coming-of -age film, only perfunctorily hitting its marks.

March 17, 2005

Many cliches and borrowed substitutes for creativity.

March 11, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

In drawing on hackneyed plot devices from both sports movies and films about Native Americans, Schroder essentially has created an extended version of Walker, Texas Ranger without the intellectual dialogue or, sadly, Chuck Norris.

September 30, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

An engaging and entertaining story about a young Navajo burdened by demons about his single white ancestor, and has a chip on his shoulder

January 23, 2009 | Full Review…

If he can refine his writing and keep his heart in the right place, Schroder's next movie might offer the impact that 'Black Cloud' is missing.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Schroder's exceptionally impressive writing and directing debut.

October 1, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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Good movie.

Leo L
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