Buffalo Dreams

Synopsis: Schoolboy Josh Townsend has to move again with his father, astrophysics researcher Dr. Nick Townsend, to a New Mexico small town. To escape the copy-boy job dad arranged, Josh volunteers for the tribal buffalo reserve, working with Navajo clan elder John Blackhorse's cynical grandson Thomas and his buddy Moon. Local scamp Kyle's cool cyclist knaves gang seems irresistible, but their hazing-like demands bring Josh to betray his buffalo friends's reluctant confidence.
Genre: Family
Director(s): David Jackson
  3 nominations.
89 min


[Horn Blares]

We're Moving Somewhere Beyond

Cell Phone Service.

Doesn't That Bother You?

Ha Ha.

It Is So Beautiful.

What Is? The Scrub?

Look At All

The Blue Sky. Ohh!

[Radio Static]

Woman On Radio:

Domino Here At Ktqt 91.8...


You Give Us 2 Minutes

And We'll Give You

The Turquoise Trail...

Ha Ha!

In Our Top Story,


To Our Bison Moms.

There Are 7 Newborn Calves

On The Dine Bikeyah

Buffalo Preserve.

She's Kidding,


Now When I Was

An Army Brat,

I Relocated

To Weird Islands

In The Middle Of Nowhere.

At Least Here

They Speak English.

What Did He Say?

Ha Ha Ha!

We Have Beef Jerky,

Buffalo Jerky,

Moose Jerky.

We Have Aloe Gel,

Aloe Shampoo,

Aloe Conditioner...

Buckwheat Hulls,

Birch Cones, Chickweed,

Linden Leaf,

Wild Turkey Jerky,

Ah, And My Favorite,

Rabbit Jerky.

[Speaks Navajo]

Welcome To Town.

Thank You.

It's Nice To Be Here.

Try Some Of Our Fry Bread.

Oh, That's Ok.

How About

Some Beef Jerky?

No, Thanks.

Do You Have Batteries?

Um, That's Ok.

We'll Get Some Later

If We Need Them.

All Right.

Look At The View

All Around.

Don't Freak Out.

It's A Little Sloppy.

But I Think You're

Gonna Love This.

Where Is It?

Laundry Room.


Uh, Other Way.

And Don't Get

Too Excited.

Take A Left.

It's Weak, But It's Wheels.


Not In The House.


You Got Him A Bike?

Having His Bike Stolen

And Relocating

For My Work Again,


Punishment Enough.

Working With You At The Lab

Will Be Good For Him.

Give Him A Chance To See

What He Can Do.

You Like It? Hmm?


And It's 3-Time Champion

Josh Townsend

Going For The Record.

He's Coming From Behind.

He's About

To Take The Lead.

Wait. There She Is--

The Competition.

Watch The Lady

With The Straw Bag.

She's Crafty, She Fakes,

But Townsend Doesn't Flinch.

She's Changing Strategies.

Josh Puts In The Power,

Steps Into Gear, And Pass--


The Crowd Goes Wild!

She Is History.

But This Race

Is Not Over Yet.

It's Just Begun.

Note Their

Fierce Concentration

As They Plot

To Destroy Me.

But Wait Till They See This.

Oh, Yeah. Be Afraid.

Be Very Afraid.



You Got To Be

Kidding Me.


Wasn't Me.


It's Beautiful, Isn't It?


You're Gonna

Miss It, Josh!

I Know!




Josh? Uhh!

Who Left Luggage

In The Middle

Of The Floor?


Where's The Flashlight?

I Got It.


You Got Batteries?


[Rooster Crows]

[Door Opens]

[Speaking Navajo]

May There Be Beauty

In Front Of Me.

May There Be Beauty

Behind Me.

May There Be Beauty

To My Left.

May There Be Beauty

To My Right.

May There Be Beauty

All Around Me.

[Both Speaking Navajo]

There's No Riding Here.

[Car Door Closes]

Why Not?

You Can't Ride Off Trail.

You're Tearing Up

The Grasslands.


I Don't See Any Grass.

No Dirt Heads Allowed.

What's A Dirt Head?

A Mountain Biker

Who Rides

Where He's Not Allowed.

What Do They Call You?


What's Going On?

I Was Just Telling

This Dirt Rag

To Get Lost.

Who You Calling


Welcome. I'm Moon

And This Is Scout,


Of Abuela Rose Blackhorse,

Because Of A Dream

Her Mother Had

When She Gave Birth.

And This

Is Thomas Blackhorse,

Grandson Of John Blackhorse,

A Navajo Elder Who Came

From The Near Water Clan

On His Mother's Side,

Born Of The Edgewater Clan

On His Father's Side.


I'm Josh.

I'm Not Interested.

Can We Do This Now?

Yeah. Let's Bring Him In.

You Think

He's Friendly?

Can't Always Tell.

Bom, Bom

Lean On Me

When You're

Not Strong

And I'll Be Your Friend

I'll Be Your Friend

I'll Help You

Carry On

For It Won't Be Long

It Won't Be Long Now

Till I'm Gonna Need

Somebody To Lean On

We Tried

Every Song We Knew,

But This Is The Only One

That Worked.

My Son's

First Day Of Work.


Good Monday...

[Speaks Navajo]

We're Caught Here

In A Buffalo Dispute

Between My Guest, Veterinarian

Seth Touch By Lightning,

And Our Caller, Jean.

So, Jean, Want To Tell

Us Why You're So Mad?

Yeah. You're Not

Gonna Believe This.

The Buffalo Charged

My Truck.

All Right.

Call Us

With Your Thoughts

On Bison.

Friend Or Fender Bender?

But First, Here Goes

The Weather Report.

There's A High Pressure

Moving In...


Adios, Amigo.

Yeah, Just Keep On

Walking, Man.


All This Blue Sky

Make You

Just Want To Send Up

A Robotic Exploratory


Just To Find Out What

It's Really All About?


You Could Get

Every Channel

If You Have

One Of Those.

This Is Very Exciting.

How Can You Tell?

Some Of Our

Greatest Thinkers

Are Right Here

In This Facility.


To New Mexico


Research Center.


Your I.D. Badge.

How You Doing, Virgil?


That's My Boy.

Virgil, I Want You

To Show Josh

Exactly What To Do.

All Right? Gotta Go.

Call You Later.

All Right.

And This Area's

For Our Databases

Of Abstracts

And Technical Reports,

Citations And Documentation,

And Texts

Of Technical Reports,

And Archives And

Distribution Systems.

Cool, Huh?

Dead Man Walking.

And Here's Where

You'll Be Working.


Copy What's On The Cart.

[Hip-Hop Music Playing]

We Lose

Our Power A Lot, Too.

But We Always

Get It Back.

I'm Talking

About The Electricity.

Of Course.

We Have Dried Corn,

Dried Corn Soup,

Dried Corn Stew,

And Dried Corn

With Squash.

Well, I Guess I Should

Have Some Of Each.

All Right.

Is This A New Cause?

I'm Not Familiar With It.

For Centuries,

Our Northern

Brothers And Sisters

Have Honored

The Buffalo,

Who Provided Them

With Food,

Shelter, Clothing.

Now We're Partnering

With Them

To Restore The Herds And--


We Have Buffalo,

And We Need Teenagers

Like Your Son

To Help Us Out.

I'm Sorry. I Wish

I Knew Sign Language.

My Granddaughter Scout

Is Sure

Your Son

Would Enjoy Working

With The Herd

Much More Than The Lab.

[Hip-Hop Music Playing]


So I'll Make

The Announcement,

Then I'll Go Into

A Short Interview,

And Open Up

Into Q. And A. Ok?



We've Got Kyle

And His Wrecking Crew Here.

These Boys Want To Test

Your Bravery

On Single Track,


And Advanced Trail Riding.

So Ask Yourself,

Fellow Heartbreaking


Can You Fly?

Friday At Red Rocks.

Be There.

Yeah. Say Something

Like That.

So, Like,

Are We On The Air?

Hey, Grandpa.


I'll Be Graduating

In A Couple Years,

And I Need A Real Job,

A Money Job.

I Could Teach You

To Be The Next Survivor.

Ha Ha.

I'm Just Saying--

Oh, Look. Ah.

Monardella Odoratissima.

That's Mountain Pennyroyal.

It's Good For Food Seasoning

And Deodorant.

You Know, You Can Cure Yourself

And Your Herd Of Anything

If You Know Nature.

You Can't Get

Scout's Voice Back.



Your Work's Here,

Restoring The Buffalo

And Taking Care

Of Your Community.

I Know, But--

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