Fierce People

Synopsis: Trapped in his mother's Lower East Side apartment, sixteen-year-old Finn wants nothing more than to escape New York and spend the summer in South America studying the Iskanani Indians, or "Fierce People," with the anthropologist father he's never met. But Finn's dreams are shattered when he is arrested in a desperate effort to help his drug-dependent mother, Liz, who scrapes by working as a masseuse. Determined to get their lives back on track, Liz moves the two of them into a guest house on the vast country estate of her ex-client, the aging aristocratic billionaire, Ogden C. Osbourne. In Osbourne's close world of privilege and power, Finn and Liz encounter a tribe fiercer and more mysterious than anything they might find in the South American jungle: the super rich. While Liz battles her substance abuse and struggles to win back her son's love and trust, Finn falls in love with Osbourne's beautiful granddaughter, Maya, befriends her charismatic older brother, Bryce, and even wins the
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Griffin Dunne
Production: Lionsgate Films/Autonomous Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

just the way they do in France.

Let's do it.

It's a dream.

- Thank you. Bye.

- All right.

- Thank you.

- Bye.

Thank God I wore underwear.

Making punch?

I got my first AA meeting

today, Finn.

- I'm gonna do things right

this time. - I'll say.

You've never had

a rich boyfriend before.

I told you, Mr. Osborne

is not my boyfriend.

He's a kind man

who's willing to help us out.

You find this book here?

I've had that book

for several months now.

Really? Does it have

a happy ending?

Does being a shit about all this

make it easier for you?

In a word, yes.

You gonna snort that?

Whose car?

Mr. Osborne's butler

brought it back for us to use.

- Can I drive it?

- You don't have a license.

You're the one who said

it was for us to use.

I did say that.

I know you're mad at me...


No, I'm grateful.

I almost got stuck having

to spend the entire summer...

in the South American rain forest

with the Ishkanani.

But, lucky me, I get to be here

with you, which is wonderful.

Go ahead. If you get arrested,

I'll just say you stole it.

It's actually not as much fun

if you're not down for the count.

Thank you, sir.

The servant's entrance is in the rear.

You'll find appropriate parking there.



- Let me get that for you. You go in.

- Thank you.

Herbert, if you had any idea...

how long I've been waiting to get

this woman across my threshold.

- Whitney!

- Hi, Whitney!

Gentleman and a scholar.


Gentleman and a scholar.

"Dear dad, since I can't be

with you and the Fierce People...

I'll make an anthropological

study of the people of Vlyvalle.

From the society magazines left

around the house we're staying in...

I'm able to figure out who is who.

It's weird how much

they're like a tribe.

By my count, Mr. Osborne

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Dirk Wittenborn

Dirk Wittenborn (born 1952 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American screenwriter and novelist. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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