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Format: DVD 2004
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Adapted from Tony Hillerman's best-selling novel by James Redford (stepson of Robert Redford), Skinwalkers was the vanguard of the proposed PBS anthology American Mystery. Returning to the Navajo reservation of his birth after many years, police detective Joe Leaphorn (Wes Studi) investigates a series of bizarre murders. Though Leaphorn has no doubt that the killer is a human being, his young FBI-trained partner, Jim Chee (Adam Beach), has an entirely different theory. A medicine man-in-training, Chee believes that the murders have been committed by a mystical figure called the Skinwalker, who according to Navajo legend is an amalgam of all murdered Native Americans. Symbolic clues left at the scene of each murder -- some written in paint, some in blood -- confirm Chee's conclusion that the shapeshifting Skinwalker is seeking revenge on the modern-day despoilers of the Navajo's sacred land. Skinwalkers was filmed on location in Utah and Arizona by Native American director Chris Eyre, of Smoke Signals fame. ~ Rovi
Additional Information
Series American mystery! special.
Books 19-23 written by Anne Hillerman
#1 - The Blessing way
#2 - Dance hall of the dead
#3 - Listening woman
#4 - People of darkness
#5 - The Dark wind
#6 - The Ghostway
#7 - Skinwalkers
#8 - A Thief of time
#9 - Talking God
#10 - Coyote waits
#11 - Sacred clowns
#12 - The Fallen man
#13 - The First eagle
#14 - Hunting badger
#15 - The Wailing wind
#16 - The Sinister pig
#17 - Skeleton man
#18 - The Shape shifter
#19 - Spider woman's daughter
#20 - Rock with wings
#21 - Song of the lion
#22 - Cave of bones
#23 - The Tale teller
Subjects Leaphorn, Joe, Lt. (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Chee, Jim (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Navajo Indians -- Drama.
Police -- Southwestern States -- Drama.
Homicide investigation -- Drama.
Picture-writing -- Drama.
Closed captioning.
Mystery television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher [United States] :PBS Home Video,2004
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles Skinwalkers.
Contributors McNeil, Craig (Television producer)
Redford, James, 1962-
Eyre, Chris, 1969-
Studi, Wes.
Beach, Adam, 1972-
Grant, Saginaw.
Greyeyes, Michael.
Proudstar, Jon.
Rice, Alex.
Tousey, Sheila.
Upham, Misty, 1982-2014.
Watts, Noah.
Hillerman, Tony. Skinwalkers.
American Mystery! (Firm)
Wildwood Enterprises.
Granada Entertainment (Firm)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Carlton International Media Limited.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Participants/Performers Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Saginaw Grant, Michael Greyeyes, Jon Proudstar, Alex Rice, Shiela Tousey, Misty Upham, Noah Watts.
Other Contributors Music, BC Smith ; editor, Cindy Mollo.
Language English
Notes Based on the novel by Tony Hillerman.
Broadcast as an American mystery! special on PBS in 2002.
System Details DVD, Region 1; Dolby Digital; English: Dolby Surround Stereo.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0793696968
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