Spirit Rider

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Spirit Rider ★★★ 1993

Jesse Threebears is a sullen 16-year-old Ojibway who has been shuttled from foster homes since the age of six. Repatriated to his family's Canadian reservation, he's left in the care of his grandfather, Joe Moon. The entire community works to make Jesse's return successful but there are Jesse's resentments and some family tragedies to be overcome first. Based on the novel “Winners” by Mary-Ellen Lang Collura. 120m/C VHS, DVD . CA Herbie Barnes, Adam Beach, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal, Gordon Tootoosis, Tom Jackson, Michelle St. John; D: Michael Scott; W: Jean Stawarz.