Isaac Littlefeathers (1984)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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In this children's movie, a young boy, the son of a loutish, irresponsible hockey player and a Canadian Indian woman is adopted by a Jewish storekeeper who wants to raise the boy as a Jew. The poor lad, trapped between three different cultures, gets confused and then rebellious. He soon finds himself constantly defending himself against a family of bullies. During one fight, he beats the tar out of one of the kids. Their family gets even by torching his step-father's store. This angers the boy who grabs a gun and takes a young girl hostage. The leads to a reconciliation between the troubled youth and his real father.

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arson, boxing, boy, bully, clan, culture [social culture], culture-clash, elderly, faith, family, father, fire, friendship, half-breed, hockey, hockey-player, hostage, Judaism, loser, Native-American, neighbor, prejudice, problems, racism, reconciliation, revenge, son, store, storekeeper, weapons