Smoke Signals | 1998

Drama, Adaptation
A young Indian and his friend hit the road on a journey to collect the remains of his dead father.

Cast

... Victor Joseph

Actor

... Thomas Builds-the-Fire

Actor

... Suzy Song

Actor

... Arnold Joseph

Actor

... Arlene Joseph

Actor

... Young Victor Joseph

Actor

... Young Thomas Builds-the-Fire

Actor

... Grandma Builds-the-Fire

Actor

... Randy Peone

Actor

... Lester Fallsapart

Actor

... Junior Polatkin

Actor

... Boo

Actor

Company

A-1 Stunts

Production Company

Production Company

Brasher Sound

Production Company

Budget Rent-A-Truck

Production Company

Synopsis

Set in Arizona, the story of two young American Indian Men on a journey. Victor, is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned the family. Hurt by his father's absence, he has shut people out. Thomas, is a gregarious, goofy young man who lost both his parents in a fire at a very young age. Through his natural gift for storytelling, Thomas makes every effort to connect with the people around him. Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet countenance to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father Arnold, dies, Thomas and Victor embark on an adventure to Phoenix to collect his ashes. Alond the way, Thomas leads Victor on a spiritual journey to re-examine his relationship with his father - illustrated within the story are the ties that bind these two very different boys and the lessons they learn from one another.

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