|The Big Empty 2003 R, 94 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Mystery
Director: Steve Anderson
Cast: Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Bud Cort, Daryl Hannah, Jon Gries, Adam Beach, Gary Farmer, Rachael Leigh Cook, Brent Briscoe, Melora Walters, Kelsey Grammer, Sean Bean, Alejandra Aquilan, Jay Brothers, Sara Fouts
When struggling actor John Person (Jon Favreau) is offered $27,000 to deliver a suitcase to Cowboy (Sean Bean) in the middle of a desert, he eagerly takes on the task. Unfortunately, John misses his connection with Cowboy, and problems multiply leaving John to deal with a number of strange characters and events.
|A Boy Called Hate 1995 N/R, 95 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mitch Marcus
Cast: Scott Caan, James Caan, Adam Beach, Melissa Lahlitah Crider, Elliott Gould, Lee Nashold, Kevin Michael Richardson, CeCe Tsou, Duane Davis, Wade Allain-Marcus, Seth Isler, Stephanie Allain, Scott Pataaterson, Mary Louise Gemmil, Bradley Jay Lesley
After having the word "hate" tattooed on his arm, a troubled teenager (Scott Caan) in Los Angeles adopts "Hate" as his nickname. One night while riding with his gang, Hate is an eyewitness to an attempted rape. He rescues the girl, and his troubles really begin.
|Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 2007 TV, 135 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Yves Simoneau
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Adam Beach, August Schellenberg, J.K. Simmons, Eric Schweig, Wes Studi, Colm Feore, Gordon Tootoosis, Fred Dalton Thompson, Anna Paquin, Shaun Johnston, Wayne Charles Baker, Eddie Spears, Lee Tergesen, Tom Carey
This made-for-TV docudrama begins with the Sioux victory over General Custer and his troops at Little Big Horn in 1876 and follows through to the massacre of Native Americans at Wounded Knee almost 15 years later. Several intervening stories are told including that of Charles Eastman (Adam Beach) a Sioux doctor working to improve the Native Americans' quality of life, Lakota chief Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg) proudly holding on to his land, and Henry Dawes (Aidan Quinn) who helped develop the U.S. government policy on Indian affairs. Observing from different perspectives, it becomes apparent that achieving assimilation proves to be a difficult process.
|Comanche Moon 2008 TV, 284 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Simon Wincer
Cast: Val Kilmer, Steve Zahn, Karl Urban, Linda Cardellini, Rachel Griffiths, Elizabeth Banks, Wes Studi, Ryan Merriman, James Rebhorn, Adam Beach, Ray McKinnon, Keith Robinson, Josh Berry, Sal Lopez, Jonathan Joss
In this prequel to the "Lonesome Dove" saga, Texas Rangers Woodrow Call (Karl Urban), Gus McCrae (Steve Zahn), and Inish Scull (Val Kilmer) have been protecting settlers from Comanche Indians while pursuing horse thief Kicking Wolf (Jonathan Joss), Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump (Wes Studi), and Mexican bandit king Ahumado (Sal Lopez). Now, Call and McCrae are left on their own when Scull leaves them after his horse is stolen. More than a few problems await them on the personal as well as the professional front.
|Flags of Our Fathers 2006 R, 132 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Walker, Neal McDonough, Ned Eisenberg, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Robert Patrick, Melanie Lynskey, Thomas McCarthy, Judith Ivey
This story, which is built around the battle of Iwo Jima, cuts back and forth between the actual battle and the three surviving soldiers–John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Ira Hayes (Adam Beach)–of six who raised the flag depicted in the powerful picture taken by Joe Rosenthal (Ned Eisenberg). Rosenthal's picture was used to raise the spirits of a war-worn American public, and the soldiers were sent on a tour to sell war bonds. The story begins in the present when Bradley's son, James (Thomas McCarthy), interviews Rosenthal trying to get information on how the soldiers coped with the attention received from his photograph. Superb directing by Clint Eastwood. An Oscar was received for Best Sound Editing.
|Joe Dirt 2001 PG-13, 93 min.|
Director: Dennie Gordon
Cast: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Jaime Pressly, Kid Rock, Erik Per Sullivan, Fred Ward, Caroline Aaron
When Joe Dirt (David Spade) was eight years old, his parents abandoned him, and from then on he has been on his own. The story is told through flashbacks as Joe talks to radio DJ Zander Kelly (Dennis Miller). Joe's recollections of his past captivate the radio audience.
|The Last Stop 2000 R, 94 min.|
Director: Mark Malone
Cast: Adam Beach, Jurgen Prochnow, Rose McGowan, Callum Keith Rennie, Winston Rekert, P. Lynn Johnson, William S. Taylor, Amy Adamson, Damon Johnson
The plot in this direct-to-video film involves strangers caught in a snowstorm at a mountaintop motel. When State Trooper Jason (Adam Beach) discovers a fresh corpse at the motel, he knows that the murderer is one of the stranded travelers. Now it is up to Jason to solve the mystery before the roads clear.
|Now & Forever 2001 N/R, 101 min.|
Director: Bob Clark
Cast: Mia Kirshner, Adam Beach, Gordon Tootoosis, Theresa Russell, Gabriel Olds, Callum Keith Rennie, Simon Baker, Alexandra Purvis, Benson McCulloch, Nicholas Treeshin
Despite different cultures, John (Adam Beach) and Angela (Mia Kirshner) have formed a bond. But, Angela does not really understand how much John means to her until after she becomes a famous actress.
|Smoke Signals 1998 PG-13, 88 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy
Director: Chris Eyre
Cast: Adam Beach, Evan Adams, Irene Bedard, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal, Cody Lightning, Michelle St. John, Tom Skerritt, Simon Baker, Monique Mojica, John Trudell, Chief Leonard George, Michael Greyeyes, Darwin Haine, Elaine Miles
Native Americans made this film about young, unpopular Thomas Builds-the-Fire (Evan Adams) who offers to drive Victor Joseph to Phoenix to pick up his father's remains. Although Thomas tells long boring stories to occupy the time, the two become friends by the end of the journey.
|Squanto: A Warrior's Tale 1994 PG, 101 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Xavier Koller
Cast: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Eric Schweig, Irene Bedard, Alex Norton, Stuart Pankin, Donal Donnelly, Mark Margolis, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Leroy Peltier, Julian Richings, Paul Klementowicz, Bray Poor
Native American Squanto (Adam Beach) was one of the first to greet the newly arrived Pilgrims in the 17th century. Squanto suffered many adversities at the hands of the Englishmen; however, he still tried to create a peaceful existence between the two nations. Disney creates history here just as in "Pocahontas."
|Windtalkers 2002 R, 134 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: John Woo
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Christian Slater, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Roger Willie, Brian Van Holt, Martin Henderson, Frances O'Connor., Jason Isaacs, Holmes Osborne, Cameron Thor, Billy Morts, Kevin Cooney
Tough U.S. Marine Sergeant Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage) is assigned the special mission of accompanying a Navaho "code talker" into battle during World War II. Code talkers were trained to relay highly sensitive information in their native tongue, and Enders has orders to "protect the code at all cost"–an order that includes killing the code talker to prevent him from falling into enemy hands.
|1. The Big Empty (2003)|
2. A Boy Called Hate (1995)
3. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
4. Comanche Moon (2008)
5. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
6. Joe Dirt (2001)
7. The Last Stop (2000)
8. Now & Forever (2001)
9. Smoke Signals (1998)
10. Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (1994)
11. Windtalkers (2002)
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