The BraveJuly 30, 1997
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)
Stars: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Marshall Bell
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
Clarence Williams III
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman
Chuck E. Weiss
Release Date: 30 July 1997
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Did You Know?
The first line of dialogue isn't spoken for over 10 minutes.
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.
Everyone should watch it if they have the chance, but don't expect to go away smiling.
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
How to describe the film? It's impossibly really. All I can say
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
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.