Dr. Allen Seward (Robert Francis) is assigned to a western cavalry post where his predecessors had been drunks and slackers. The post doesn't take kindly to him either, especially after he disregards regulations and tends to sick Indians on the malaria-infested reservation. The Indians break away from the reservation to move to a healthier higher ground, and when they join with the Comanches to besiege the fort, Seward is branded as a "woodhawk", the bird that turns against its own. Donna Reed is present as the niece of the post commander; Phil Carey is a cavalry captain that believes the only good Indian is a dead Indian, and May Wynn (who shared a screen debut with Francis in "The Caine Mutiny)is the white girl raised by the Indians and married to the chief's son. Francis would make only two more films before being killed in a 1955 plane crash.
Ed P (nl) wrote: When I first saw this movie it really got me into his adventure/life. There is a great charm this film has, and the way it is put together is quite engrossing. I was surprised that this was released in '98 as it seems like a 2000s movie. Definitely arty and indie-like. I watched it again for the first time in 7 months and it still makes me feel the same way. I think it will remain a special sort of movie for some people that can relate to it.
Ralph E (fr) wrote: Yes, it was "indie", but I really liked it. Nailbiter has less of a slasher vibe, and reminded me more of a "Twilight Zone" or "Hitchcock" TV episode. The acting has strong moments (the mom, one of the daughters, the FANTASTIC creepy old lady), and a few not-so-strong (the deputy sheriff). All in all, not blockbuster quality, but entertaining and a nice quirky difference from the run-of-the-mill.
Anthony B (ru) wrote: If you are not part of the Gondry family... who cares. Though it is sweet. But as the wife said if you dont release it then you cant claim the tax.....
Jacqueline W (ca) wrote: I love movies like this. Social commentary, great characters, Indian dance numbers ands happy ending.
Jason K (gb) wrote: Rapaport playing Rapaport which means it has no value in my life. the story may have been saved if it wasnt a 3 page idea stretched into a feature length for sales purposes.
Ira P (br) wrote: I adore this movie. Then again, it probably helps that I'm in love with Paris generally and the 8th arrondissement in particular.
Stacey W (ru) wrote: Just another goofy romantic movie. It had it's funny parts but the storyline was obvious.
hannah b (au) wrote: okay film, kinda obvious what will happen. funny in parts and its told by bonnie hunt who makes it funny. not so romantic really so nothing special. not worth seeing.
Robert H (kr) wrote: TROUBLE IN MIND is a heavily atmospheric neo-noir from Alan Rudolph that is quite intriguing and interesting to watch. The story, if one can call it that, is about an ex-cop, a coffee shop owner and a young couple who are each trying to make their own way in RainCity, a fictionalized/alternate universe version of Seattle. Like the name implies, there is a lot of rain and there is a pervasive sense of melancholy that hangs over it like a cloud. The people who live there all have their pasts, but what really drives them is the hope that they will make it and overcome their circumstances. That, I believe, is at the heart of what this movie represents. In many film noirs past, the general thematic tone was one of fate and destiny, and it being out of human control. Here, in a similarly constructed world, we have people trying to wrest control back into their own hands. Overall, I thought the movie was rather good. Kris Kristofferson gives a great performance as the ex-cop with a checkered past, and Genevieve Bujold, Lori Singer and Keith Carradine give equally decent performances as the coffee shop owner and the young couple, respectively. Ample time is also spent with each character, so that you get to know and sympathize with them (although, to a lesser, degree with Genevieve Bujold). The effect that the city has on a person is seen most explicitly with Coop, played by Keith Carradine, as his appearance changes considerably over the course of the film, and he gets deeper and deeper into the underworld. Also worth mentioning is Divine, who takes a supporting role as the top gangster in RainCity. This is probably his best performance, and he brings shades of flamboyance and menace to it. He is only in a few scenes, but his presence is felt over the entire film and he makes the most of his limited screen time. The movie also has a fantastic jazz score and some great songs sung by Marianne Faithfull. But despite how great the film is, there are a few drawbacks. The biggest one is a climactic shoot-out which comes out of nowhere and seemed poorly choreographed. There's also some spotty acting from people in minor roles. Overall, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I first heard about this, but I was pleasantly surprised. Alan Rudolph managed to create a neo-noir which doesn't wallow in misery, and which maintained its own unique style. I'd recommend checking this one out, especially if you're into the noir genre. You probably won't be disappointed.
James B (au) wrote: Godard turns the plot of the opera "Carmen" on its head with a mixture of slapstick violence, cryptic non sequiturs, beautifully composed shots, and graphic sexuality. But best of all are the scenes with Godard playing an eccentric, possibly crazy, film director named Jean-Luc Godard.
Koon Y (mx) wrote: dull and cliche plots with terrible action sequences which are rather not entertaining