The Movie

“Mending Fences” is about a worn out, veteran cowboy, Jake Wallace, an 16 year-old Half-Nez Perce named Cody, and how this odd pair initially triggers each other’s PTSD then, heals each other’s invisible wounds. Jake rides fence, drinking his meals and avoiding the world. In the early summer of 1992 his pup finds a raped and beaten young woman. Cody regains consciousness and threatens that if Jake takes her to the hospital, she’ll say he did it. Using traditional medicines like sage tea, chicken soup and pop tarts, Cody gets some life back. It’s not long before Jake learns that the Wyoming gang who raped Cody is the same foursome that left his daughter, Rachael, for dead. Rachael is now at the State Mental Hospital, in Evanston. After Cody rages at Jake that he’s seeped in booze and blaming kids for being whacked out on drugs, the duo make a pact to: 1) go see Rachael, and 2) catch the gang. Driving towards Evanston they go through the Wind River Indian Reservation where one of Jake’s Army pals, Ben, Sr., resides. Ben, Sr. agrees to assist in the plot. After engineering a dramatic rescue, Rachael and the troupe head toward Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where they round up the gang one by one until only the leader, Trevor, is left. Encounters with individual gang members result in collaboration, and they agree to turn Trevor over. The gang is lured across the border into Montana, where Cody lassos Trevor. They tie him up and the rest of the gang takes off. Cody readies herself to cut off Trevor’s dick. Knife in hand, Cody reaches a realization…

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