SPIRIT RIDER (Television Release 1993, Rereleased on Streaming in 2015)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì 

Spirit Rider—captures the Native American essence of being—relies on a terrific and kind script that accurately portrays the difficulty of rehabilitating into a culture one belongs to after having been torn from it and displaced into a culture that is not one’s own. Watch for well-known and admired actors Herbie Barnes, Gordon Tootoosis, Tom Jackson, Adam Beach, and Graham Green as well as many others. The film causes reflection and provides good, after viewing discussion. The last scene seems unfinished as if asking for a sequel or suggesting that life goes on as an unfolding process. The movie easily moves across culture differences to universal appeal. Worth a watch and inclusion in the family home video library.

 Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images



A native American boy finds his way home. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Michael Scott for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Wayne Arron for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Jesse Threebears (Herbie Barnes), Camilla St. Claire (Michelle St. John), Albert St. Clair (Tom Jackson), Joe Moon (Gordon Tootoosis), Marilyn St. Claire (Tantoo Cardinal), Paul LeBlanc ( Adam Beach), Vern (Graham Greene), Minni (Josephine Courchene), and Grace (Maggie Nagle). 

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Yes. This is what one wants to see in film…inspirational films where families find healing, work out complications, find place, peace, and harmony. Not many family films depict this as well as Spirit Rider. This is a feel good film that is well worth its watch.

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