The Brave

July 30th, 1997







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Plot
A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film...

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 6.3/10 (4,772 voted)

Director: Johnny Depp

Stars: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell

Storyline
A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

Writers: Gregory McDonald, Paul McCudden

Cast:
Johnny Depp - Raphael
Marlon Brando - McCarthy
Marshall Bell - Larry
Elpidia Carrillo - Rita
Frederic Forrest - Lou Sr.
Clarence Williams III - Father Stratton
Max Perlich - Lou Jr.
Luis Guzmán - Luis
Cody Lightning - Frankie
Nicole Mancera - Marta
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman - Papa
Pepe Serna - Alessandro
Lupe Ontiveros - Maria
Alexis Cruz - Heyman
Chuck E. Weiss - Whizzy

Release Date: 30 July 1997

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trivia:
The first line of dialogue isn't spoken for over 10 minutes.

Quotes:
Larry: Hey, listen to this. The other day I was driving down the highway, had the air-conditioner on, smoking my stogies, listening to some tunes, and this big fat crow lands on a billboard. Biggest, fattest crow I ever saw in my life. And I fix on him, and he dropped dead - boom, in the sand. Damndest thing I ever saw. Kind of made me sick. In fact, it made me poop. It made me poop my pants. It was about a four-inch, bell-shaped fece, very hard, very firm. Things haven't been going too good for me.



User Review

Everyone should watch it if they have the chance, but don't expect to go away smiling.

Rating: 9/10

Wow. I just watched The Brave. Before I saw it, I knew that it was the only film which Johnny Depp has directed. After seeing it, I can add 'unfortunately' to the beginning of the fact. In every film that he's been in, nevermind the quality of the film itself, Johnny Depp has always given a wonderful performance. As a director, he's no different. The Brave is truly outstanding. How to describe the film? It's impossibly really. All I can say is...wow. Every actor is great. It's hard to get good child actors, but here it had been done. Johnny Depp is fantastic as usual, the wife is brilliant too. I don't think that there is a single performance that I would criticise. With the film, I did something that I've never done before - I didn't move for the last 10 or 20 minutes, and when it was over, I just sat through the credits completely in shock, crying. I even stayed in front of the DVD menu for a while afterwards, completely still. How anyone can call this film 'boring' is beyond me. Heartbreaking, uncomfortable, yes, but it is far from boring. Everyone should watch The Brave if they have the chance, but don't expect to go away smiling.









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