ADAM BEACH FILMOGRAPHY
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Posers (2002) - Sinclair
PLOT: - ?
Now And Forever (2001) - John Myron
PLOT: Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of betrayal. Faced with its aftermath, Angela flees town, unaware that she has put into motion a dramatic and intense string of events that will forever change the course of their lives. Harboring a secret, John guides Angela to a shocking realization that will uncover the past. Now & Forever is a dramatic contemporary love story combining elements of spirituality, heart and integrity. They say sooner or later all love stories will end; Now & Forever is the exception...
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Windtalkers(2002) - Carl Yahzee
PLOT: Adam Beach ("Smoke Signals") will join Nicolas Cage in MGM's "Windtalkers," the JohnWoo-directed World War II action-drama. The project is slated to start lensing in mid-August in Hawaii. Based on historical events, the project depicts a unit of about 450 Navajo radio men who used a derivative of their Native American language to encrypt radio messages in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The code was indecipherable to the Japanese, and the "code-talkers" were credited with turning the tide of several key battles, including Iwo Jima. Coming Out June 14,2002
Joe Dirt (2001) - Kicking Wing
PLOT: David Spade stars as Joe Dirt, an idiot who works as an oil weller who is on the search for his parents who abandoned him when he was a baby at the grand canyon. Adam plays a fireworks salesman.
The Art of Woo (2001)- Ben Crowchild
PLOT: Limited release- The Art of Woo is a romantic comedy about Alessa Woo, an ambitious art dealer who meets her match in gifted painter, Ben Crowchild. Co-stars Sook-Yin Lee, former Muchmusic VJ. Made by Helen Lee (Prey)
Reservation Blues (2000) - Victor
PLOT: I've only heard rumours that Adam will reprise his role of Victor in the Sherman Alexie film.
The Last Stop (1999) - Jason
"Adam Beach is starring in a new murder/mystery called The Last Stop being shot in Vancouver produced by New City Productions" -Aboriginal Voices Also starring Callum Keith Rennie and Rose McGowan. Release Date Unknown.
Mystery, Alaska (1999) -Galin Winetka
The remote and isolated Mystery, Alaska - a little town on the outskirts of greatness - may look cold and unexciting from the outside, but inside, behind closed doors, Mystery has all the sex scandals, hidden secrets, prying eyes and political hypocrisies of any urban den of iniquity. And it has a darn good hockey team. It's a town where everybody knows everybody else's business - then a human-interest story in a national magazine suddenly thrusts the village into the world spotlight. When the town's amateur hockey team accepts the challenge of a face-off against the New York Rangers, the entire population must put petty rivalries behind them and prove there is no mystery to Mystery. Release date October 2, 1999.
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Smoke Signals (1998) -Victor Joseph
Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire are two young American Indian men who've been on-again, off-again friends ever since a tragic event two decades earlier unexpectedly linked their lives together. It was then that a sudden fire killed Thomas' parents, with Victor's father, Arnold, saving their infant son's life. Never quite the same afterwards, Arnold took to drinking hard, and ten occasionally abusive years later, he forever left Victor and his wife, Arlene, on their Idaho reservation.
Now, Victor and his mother have received news that Arnold has died. Needing money to travel to Phoenix to pick up the cremated ashes, Victor reluctantly allows Thomas to pay for the bus fare. With Victor having become a bitter young man, and Thomas being a somewhat goofy oddball, their several day long trip tests their already strained friendship. Reliving memories of when he and young Thomas were just boys, Victor doesn't know how to sort out his new, but confused familial feelings. That's further complicated when he meets Suzy Song ,a woman who was truly the last to know Arnold and the truth behind Victor's past. Her insight, however, eventually helps Victor come to grips with his own life.
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Coyote Summer (1996)-Rafe Acuna
The story concerns a maladjusted teenage city girl who is sent to her aunt's ranch for the summer while her single mom is on a lengthy business trip in London. Her newfound love of a wild horse helps her learn important life lessons. Of course, there's a shady character who's after the horse, and a competition that the horse must be trained for.
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Adam Beach .... Noel
Sandra Oh .... Il Bae
Directed by Helen Lee (I)
Runtime: Canada:26.. it's a short
I can't find anything else.. if you have any info on this short please email me.
Dance Me Outside (1995) -Frank Fencepost
The story takes place on the Kidabanese Reservation in Northern Canada during two summer weekends a year apart. The main characters, Silas Crow and his best friend, Frank Fencepost, are two teenage boys who live on the reserve, love cars and rock music and dream of becoming mechanics. Silas's girlfriend Sadie is growing tired of his immaturity. As the film opens, Gooch, former boyfriend of Silas's sister, Iliana, is just returning home from prison, where he has been serving time for murder. This is the same weekend that Iliana brings her white lawyer husband home to the reservation for the first time. Later that evening at a party in the local dance club, a fight breaks out between Silas and his friends and some tough white punk rock kids. The next morning a young Native American woman is found dead. The punker who did it is tried for manslaughter and gets two years. Resentment at the murderer's light sentence breeds amongst the community and comes to a boiling point when he is released after serving only a year.
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A Boy Called Hate (1995) -Billy Little Plume
Steve is released from juvenile prison after serving time for car theft. His father isn't there to meet him. Disappointed, he has to make his own way home to his father in a run-down suburb of Los Angeles. His father's excuse is that he couldn't go out because the social security would be able to see that he isn't as disabled as he makes out. Steve tries to conceal his disappointment behind a mask of indifference. He has become used to adopting this nonchalant attitude, though this outward pose has begun to mirror his inner state of mind; soon he doesn't really care about anything. Steve sits alone in his room on his first night of freedom, and tattoos the word "Hate" on his underarm with a razor blade. He drives off on his motorbike, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town. During this journey he is witness to an attempted rape of a young girl, by a well- dressed man, on the bonnet of his Mercedes. Steve stops his motorbike and intervenes, but is knocked aside by the man. In the scuffle that follows, Steve pulls out a gun and shoots the man. Steve and the girl, Cindy, flee on his motorbike. They realize that the police are never going to believe their version of what happened. Initially Steve and Cindy have difficulty making contact with each other because of their street-wise attitude. However, as they get further and further outside the pale of the law, they begin to lower their guard a little. Especially Steve tries to reach out to the extremely reserved Cindy. He has never met anyone more antagonistic than himself before.
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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994) -Squanto
In the early 1600s, a young Eastern Massachusetts warrior was kidnapped by English slave traders, suffered in England, returned home to find his village totally wiped out by a virus brought by Europeans, yet brokered a peace that lasted for decades between Indians and Pilgrims. In the movie, newlywed Squanto and, from another tribe, his friend Epenow, are abducted by deceitful fur traders. The mastermind of this dastardly act is back in Plymouth, England. Vile Sir George owns the shipping company and doubles as a showman. He wants "his" Indians as side-show freaks.
Squanto is thrown into a bear pit, where, magically, he calms the beast through an incantation. And before you can say "noble savage" he escapes in a sequence as athletic and as unlikely as those of Errol Flynn in swashbucklers or "Robin Hood."
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Cadillac Girls (1993) -Will
Sally MacKinnon, 36, is a single mother with a Ph.D. in Classics. A Canadian living in San Francisco, she finds herself coerced into taking Page, her audacious, free spirited 19 year old daughter on a trip to Nova Scotia to dispose of her father's estate. The visit, for Sally, brings back unpleasant memories of the rift with her father, but Page is thrilled to discover her roots among an extended family in the tightly knit community of Antigonish. A mother and daughter reconciliation story.
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Skintalkers(2002) - Jim Chee
PLOT: - directed by Chris Eyre
Bliss (2002) -?
Higher Ground (2000) - ?
I have no idea what this show is about but I was informed that Adam Beach was in an episode.
First Wave (1999) - ?
"Prayer for the White Man": ep. #2.7 first aired 11/3/99. Adam Beach plays an evil alien trying to open a casino.
The Seventh Generation - as Adam Beach
This is a show by Jennifer Podemski which I believe interviews young Native people who will have an impact on following generations. He was interviewed.
Harry's Case (1999) - Adam
PLOT: A CBC TV movies about a washed up detective and a mystery. Will get more info later.This came from a notice on Patty Winter's North of 60 page. Forgive me if
this is a dupe on other lists.
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS STARTS PRODUCTION ON HARRY'S CASE A
TWO-HOUR MOVIE FOR CBCSecond Movie/Mini-Series produced for CBC in 1999
October 8, 1999 - Toronto -- ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS announced
today that production has started on Harry's Case, a compelling two-hour
drama for CBC TV. Brian Markinson (NYPD Blue) and Adam Beach (Smoke
Signals) star in the movie directed by award-winning, Gemini-nominated
director Stephen Williams (Hard Times: The David Milgaard Story).
Brian Markinson is "Harry Decker", a down-and-out lawyer turned
investigator. Only two years ago, Harry was in the big leagues. But in a
case gone sour, Harry was disbarred - falsely accused of paying off a
witness. Now, he's renting a room in a seedy downtown hotel, drinking
heavily and on the verge of being divorced.
Adam Beach plays "Adam Fiddler", the young Native who gets Harry back on
track. When Adam arrives in town to search for his missing sister, he hires
Harry to help him solve the mystery of her disappearance. Initially wary of
the newcomer, and cynical about the case, Harry makes only perfunctory
attempts to help his new client - until Adam reveals one crucial piece of
information. Now, both men must rely on their inherent instincts to solve
the case and, in the end, each finds the truth he's been seeking.
Seaton McLean, President, ALLIANCE ATLANTIS TELEVISION PRODUCTION said,
"We're thrilled to showcase the dynamic performances of Brian Markinson and
Adam Beach. The two stars of Harry's Case make an exciting new team to
watch out for."
Harry's Case also stars Sherry Miller (Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann
Story); Janet-Laine Green (Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict®); Kim
Schraner (Hard Times: The David Milgaard Story); Tom Melissis (Due South);
Conrad Dunn (Ghetto Superstar); Mark Lutz (Power Play) and Dianne Debassige
Executive Producers of Harry's Case are Peter Lauterman (Cover Me) and
Christine Shipton. Lauterman also wrote the original screenplay. Producer
is Mark Winemaker (Forget Me Never) and the Director of Photography is
Michael Storey (Borrowed Hearts). Harry's Case is shot on location inToronto.
Harry's Case is an ALLIANCE ATLANTIS production in association with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with the participation of the Canadian
Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable
industry, Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program and CTF: Licence Fee
Program, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario
Film and Television Tax Credit, and also developed with the participation
of Rogers Telefund. Harry's Case is the second movie/mini-series produced
for CBC in 1999, the first being Joan of Arc, which aired in the summer.
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION distributes Harry's Case worldwide.
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS COMMUNICATIONS INC. is a leading creator, producer and
distributor and broadcaster of filmed entertainment with significant
ownership interests in seven Canadian specialty television networks. The
Company's principal business activities are conducted through three
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Headquartered in Toronto, ALLIANCE ATLANTIS operates offices in Los
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shares trade on the Toronto and Montreal exchanges - trading symbols AAC.A,
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I finally saw these episodes (I actually like the show) so I can say his story line even though he was only in 3 or 4 episodes. He played Kyle Jefferson(I believe)-an army man. Problem was that he was gay and Jamie found out. That would have been fine except Jamie got wasted and told all the guys so they started to harrass him (like writing "fag" on his bed and painting his rifle bright pink. The guys begin to get really horrible to Kyle and begin to beat him up. Jamie, feeling REALLY guilty, breaks up the beating and punches out his commanding officer. Kyle denies the reason for the beating claiming it was just a playful game because he's totaly serious about the army and doesn't want anything on his record but the truth comes out anyways. Jamie leaves the army and Kyle stays but transfers. Ya.. I think that's about it. Funniest line Kyle says after Jamie finds out he's gay "Don't worry. You're not my type" *looks at him in a towel* "Not even close" ... so funny. Hope this makes sense.. I'm tired.
Dead Man's Gun (1997) -Tom Shadow Wolf
I have this on tape somewhere so I'll try to the year. He was in one episode. I can't really remember it... I'll watch it again sometime and write it out. His father is dead and I believe his wife/girlfriend was greatly hurt by some white men. But the plot of Dead Man's Gun so far as I can remember is one gun going from person to person... each with a story. "A cursed revolver brings violence to a variety of owners in the American West"
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Song of Hiawatha (1997)-Chibiabos
This adaptation of henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha" celebrates the heroic deeds of the legendary Ojibway Chief sent by the Great Spirit to lead his people. The story of Hiawatha's (Litefoot) feats and tragedies is told to fur trader Jean Bertrand (Michael Rooker), French priest Father Marcel (David Strathairn), and Indian interpreter O"Kagh (Graham Greene) by his grandmother Nokomis (Sheila Tousey) and tribal elder Iagoo (Gordon Tootoosis). Hiawatha's many adventures include falling in love with the beautiful and unattainable Dakota maiden Minnehaha (Irene Bedard) and marrying her. Eventually, the immortal Hiawatha must leave his people and join his father (Russell Means) in the Kingdom of the West Wind.
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The Rez (1996) -Charlie
I wish I had a better memory. Right now all I can really remember is that he was the son of the chief played by Gary Farmer (Smoke Signals fan.. funny?) He never really got along with Frank because he took the girl Frank liked, Tanya. Mmm.. I remember one episodew where he goes to work on some road building company with Silas and Frank and the boss treats him like crap but Frank comes to the rescue.. er... by blowing up the bosses car but ANYWAYS..... ya. I really miss the Rez *pout*
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (1997) -himself
Well, there is no plot but I had a system going. I missed it! And do you know how easy it is for me to go see this show?? Grr.. He was on 12/12/97... maybe I'll catch it in reruns? Anyway.. the Open Mike page is here. Open Mike with Mike Bullard is an interview show much like Letterman and Leno run on the Comedy Network (canada) and CTV.
My Indian Summer (1995) -?
It was a CBS School Break Special TV Movie (thanks T.A.) but I know nothing else.
Touched by an Angel (1994)-Dillon New Eagle
The episode was entitiled "Written in Dust" and first aired 10/6/1996. It was episode # 3.4. Henry Moskowitz, a proud archaeologist on a dig at a Navajo excavation site, receives a surprise visit from his zayda (grandfather). Sam hopes to reconcile his grandson to himself and his Jewish faith by asking him to say kaddish--the Hebrew prayer for the dead--for him. Henry resists the reconciliation effort, still angry that his late parents disapproved of his marriage to a Catholic woman. Refusing to get in the middle of the strife, his wife leaves the dig site. Monica and Tess, posing as a research assistant and as a photographer, soon find themselves embroiled in a greater conflict. A group of Navajo elders led by Edison disrupt the dig, stating the site is on sacred ground. Although Henry quickly dismisses their claim, Sam and Edison discover common ground in the similarities of their respective cultures. Even Henry's student intern, Dillon New Eagle, begins to doubt the appropriateness of the excavation. After a dream about his own grandfather--in which Andrew enigmatically appears--Dillon joins Sam, Monica, and the others in a boycott of the dig. Furious, Henry stalks off. Later that night while exploring the excavation site by himself, he falls into a hidden cave. Gathered around a campfire with the others, Dillon recalls the story his grandfather told him years before: the excavation site was the location of a massacre against the Navajo by Kit Carson. Simultaneously, Henry finds archaeological evidence of that atrocity. While looking for him Sam encounters Tess, who reveals herself and tells him only Henry can reconcile himself to God. Sam finds his grandson and attempts a rescue, but the elderly man falls into the cave and succumbs to a heart attack. Henry rails at God for his zayda's death. Monica then appears and tells the archaeologist the peace Sam wanted for Henry was with God, not with him. Tess subsequently leads the others to his location, and he is rescued. Buoyed by Monica's revelation, Henry apologizes to Edison and destroys the dig permit. Monica then explains the kaddish is not just a prayer for the dead but is a prayer praising God by saying God is above all praise--a gift of peace to help the living carry on.
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Spirit Rider (1993) -Paul
SPIRIT RIDER is the story of Jesse Threebears, a 16-year-old boy. It’s also a native Canadian coming-of-age-story, a boy-and-his-horse story, and a boy-meets-girl story. Jesse (Herbie Barnes) is the unwilling participant in repatriation program that returns him to his reserve and his grandfather (Gordon Tootoosis). Away from his birthplace, and foster homes for 14 years, he wants nothing to do with his past. The community offers friendship, but Jesse is distrustful. Even Vern, the local radio deejay and Albert who gives Jesse a job, can't break through his wall of anger and frustration. Add the hostility of Paul, a teenager who views him as an outsider and a threat, and Jesse’s life seems miserable. When Jesse and his grandfather capture a wild horse, the boy's outlook begins to change. Camilla, a girl who helps Jesse adjust to his new life, sparks feelings he has never experienced. She teaches him to ride so he can enter a high-stakes race.
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North of 60 (1993)-Nevada
Adam Beach made four appearances on N of 60 as Nevada, a runaway who survives on the streets of Vancouver by stealing, and as a male prostitute who is usually picked up by men. Nevada shows up in Linx River telling people he is a college student who met Tenya in Vancouver and wants to do a research paper on him. Nevada cuts his hand on the trip and is treated at the health care center. The nurse finds out he is HIV positive and word spreads. Now everyone wants him out of town. Even the teenagers turn their backs on him. as the town votes on whether Beach can stay or not, Montour takes him back to civilization with him in a friend's hellicoptor,and the issue is resolved. The episodes are primarily about how people react to someone who is HIV positive.
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Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)-?
The episode was entitled "On Sacred Ground" and was first aired 3/11/1995. It was episode # 3.18.
Lost in the Barrens (1990) -Hunting Party Member
In the 30's, two young boys, one a native Indian, the other an upper-class white, are lost in the wilderness. Out of a common need comes an alliance that keeps them alive and and forges a friendship that will last a lifetime.
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Lonesome Dove (1989) -?
Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't end without numerous casualties. (6 hrs approx)
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