Against A Crooked Sky 1975 G CC

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A boy searches for his sister, who's been kidnapped by Indians. A sturdy, simplistic, old-fashioned family western.

Starring:
Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen
Runtime:
1 hour 28 minutes

Against A Crooked Sky

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Product Details

Genres Western, Kids & Family
Director Earl Bellamy
Starring Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen
Supporting actors Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie, Shannon Farnon, Jewel Blanch, Brenda Venus, Geoffrey Land, Gordon Hanson, Vince St. Cyr, Margaret Willey, Norman Walke, George Dale, Bar Killer, Rich Wheeler
Studio Reel Enterprises
MPAA rating G (General Audience)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

My sister and I saw this show years ago and we always loved the movie.
Katrina A. Williams
This is a great movie about a boys love and dedication to finding his sister who was abducted by a native American tribe.
David B. Kunz
Come On people If your gonna release a movie on DVD at least find the DVD worthy print and use it.
Jerome Montoya

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By norcal on February 3, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
With all the technology of today it would had been nice to see this priceless touching film without feeling you are watching a old elementary reel tape. Too bad. I am sorry I bought. The quality was awfull.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Emory C. Collier on January 2, 2010
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I have ordered HUNDREDS of dvds from Amazon and this one is the worst quality color that I have experienced.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By dvd bill on October 12, 2008
Format: DVD
the reproduction company TIMELESS MEDIA GROUP once again wants a fast buck. the picture quality is poor and the audio was not that good. the movie has the icon TMG inserted which is annoying. we pay good money for these dvds and expect better quality. from now on the gloves are off. dont waste money on dvds reproduced by TIMELESS MEDIA GROUP
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nobody Knows on September 26, 2011
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I purchased this DVD because I remember enjoying the movie on it's television broadcast in the late '70's. I guess I was younger and my tastes are more discerning now. First, the transfer was terrible, with much of the colors faded, washed out or "burnt" out. Also, images were usually soft, sometimes out of focus. I am sure this was the fault of the transfer process, not the filmmakers. This is the 2010 Echo Bridge Home Entertainment version and it is really a poor transfer. The DVD looks like a bootleg transfer from a bootleg VHS copy. The front of the package states WIDESCREEN across the bottom, but it is neither letter boxed nor a correct ratio as often the images from the left side of the screen are clearly clipped off.

From a film critique point of view, the acting is stiff, and either wooden or over the top, depending on the actor in any given scene. The camera work may have been OK, the transfer kills any hope of seeing good photography. I think the story is very good and could have been so much better. This is one of the few times I would like to see a re-make, as I think the story had much potential. The final "Race Against Crooked Sky" should have been an edge of the seat nail biter. It wasn't. The characters motivations lack depth or commitment. You feel as if the characters are motivated only because that is what the script told them to do or say. Richard Boone is somewhat entertaining, doing a somewhat of a "Rooster Cogburn" type character.

Last note, this particular transfer is the edited version, definitely PG, as the brief nudity discussed in other reviews is not present in this transfer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Recommended. Send the kids to get the microwave popcorn during the nude sister scene.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
When Iwas a young boy I saw this film and thought it was the greatest. Years later I tracked it down and watched it. Guess I'd grown up.
This film is simplistic and overdone. The old 49er is way over the top. He reminds me of Gabby Johnson from Blazing Saddles. "Not only did he say that in athentic frontier gibberish...)
There are much better films out there. Rent Smoke Signals. Its reality.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David W. Miller on November 7, 2011
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Although the story is great and the actors are engaging, the quality of the video is:

A P I E C E O F C R A P ! ! ! ! ! !

Some dude must have video-taped this as a bootleg copy off of a 1980's VCR; the video even has a "station bug" that shows up every 15-30 minutes!

The sound is horrible, the picture is grainy and changes colors - I could go on and on. For 18 bucks, I expected a real DVD, not this. I'd try to get my money back, but it's probably too late. So, I will just try to warn as many folks I can to steer clear of this product and manufacturer!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristopher B. Huston on March 15, 2009
Format: DVD
I remember watching this movie for the first time when I was about 14 year old. I am 31 now. I have two sisters and I would do the same thing for either one of them as Sam did for his sister. It is true what Charlotte said at the beginning of the movie. There is no greater love then to give your life for a friend. At first Sam doesn't understand this concept, but after his sister is kidnapped by an unknown Indian tribe, he goes on a seemingly impossible and long dangerous journey to find her. Once he does, a situation develops and he discovers in order to save her life, he must sacrifice his own. It is a race against the sun (literally) in his attempt to save his sister.

The ending scene was so powerful. We learn just how far that great love for a friend can reach and in a way that you would never expect. The realization of the power of that love will make your heart weep in joy and sadness. Without giving more of the ending away, let me just say this, there are so many emotionally filled dynamics to the last scene, I cried like a baby.

There is one reason why this movie does not get 5 stars. If you have not seen the movie, I would stop reading at this point. I cannot understand why Charlotte ended up pregnant by the man who kidnapped her. Did Charlotte accept her new life with this tribe and over time, fell in love with him? That was the impression I got. I suppose in a real life situation, something like that can happen, it just bothered me. I felt the movie could have done without that. From a brother prospective, I would be so angry to know the man who took my sister away impregnated her.
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