Viggo Mortensen in Indian Runner
Indian Runner Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Frank Roberts
Other leading roles:
Indian Runner Synopsis
This powerful and haunting story of two brothers was Sean Penn's directorial debut. The elder brother Joe (Morse) is a good, stable family man who deeply loves his charming and unpredictable younger brother Frank (Viggo). When Frank returns from Vietnam, his drinking and inability to control his violence drag him deeper and deeper into trouble, despite all his own efforts to make a life and Joe's efforts to rescue him.
Indian Runner Brief Review
If you have seen Viggo only in heroic roles, you may find it unnerving to see how thoroughly he becomes this angry, disturbed, self-destructive character. At the same time he lets you see the pain that drives Frank, allowing us to care about the character even at his worst.
Indian Runner Articles & Interviews
After Writing and Directing The Indian Runner, Sean Penn Swears He'll Never Act Again - Interview Magazine, September 0000
The Fire That Fuels an Artist's Heart - Carpe Noctem #15, March 1999
The Indian Runner - Senses of Cinema, June 2001
Indian Runner Resources
Indian Runner discussion at IMDb - Inspired and inspiring perspective on The Indian Runner by IMDb member, Hesper79, with comments from some other members.
Indian Runner Program - Sachie has posted 14 pages of scans from either a souvenir program or press kit for Indian Runner. Most of the text is in Japanese. Includes production notes, lyrics from Highway Patrolman in English and Japanese, and many photographs, both color and black & white.
Indian Runner: Review - Two thoughtful reviews of the film, plus a link to a 3rd review and other resources. From the first review: "... this is Viggo's film, it utterly stands or falls on him, and his performance is brave, startling, inventive and riveting - Frank is so complicated and paradoxical (where was the Academy that year?)."
Indian Runner Photo Gallery