Films set in South Dakota

In no particular order here's a list of films set at least partially in South Dakota
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1.
Incident at Oglala (1992 Documentary)
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This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed. (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
2.
The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
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The Bower Family Band petitions the Democratic National Committee to sing a Grover Cleveland rally song at the 1888 convention... (110 mins.)
 
3.
Why Sturgis? (2005 Documentary)
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Sturgis, South Dakota, hosts the world's oldest, largest motorcycle rally of its kind, but also shares history with Native Americans... (89 mins.)
 
4.
Little Big Man (1970)
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Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (139 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
5.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
6.
Team America: World Police (2004)
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Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
 
7.
Badlands (1973)
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An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
8.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of how American Indians were displaced as the U.S. expanded west. Based on the book by Dee Brown. (133 mins.)
Director: Yves Simoneau
 
9.
Thunderheart (1992)
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation. (119 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
10.
Imprint (2007)
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Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial... (84 mins.)
Director: Michael Linn
 
11.
Son in Law (1993)
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Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town. (95 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
12.
Powwow Highway (1989)
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Depicts the struggles of reservation-dwelling Native Americans in the North Central United States. The... (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Wacks
 
13.
Imprint (2007)
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Shayla Stonefeather, a Native American attorney prosecuting a Lakota teen in a controversial murder trial... (84 mins.)
Director: Michael Linn
 
14.
The Sons of Great Bear (1966)
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Although the Indians were assured their lands adjacent to the Black Hills by contract, the Whites want to expel them... (92 mins.)
Director: Josef Mach
 
15.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
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Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (124 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
16.
Woman City (2008)
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Some Midwest women start a new city in a ghost town in western South Dakota. Local rednecks come to harass them and a war begins between the local sheriff, the state police, the rednecks, and the women. (90 mins.)
 
17.
The Story of Mount Rushmore: America in Stone (1994 Documentary)
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The story behind the creation of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (39 mins.)
Director: Bob Muller
 
18.
The Purchase Price (1932)
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A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer. (68 mins.)
 
19.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
 
20.
The Iron Sheriff (1957)
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When the sheriff's son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, the sheriff desperately searches for the real killer - and finds the trail leads back to his boy. (73 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
21.
The Exile (1931)
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A young man named Jean in post-World War I Chicago falls in love with a beautiful girl named Edith. He proposes to her... (93 mins.)
 
22.
Down in the Valley (2005)
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Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman. (108 mins.)
Director: David Jacobson
 
23.
Beast from Haunted Cave (1959)
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A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster. (75 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
24.
Black Hills Express (1943)
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Lon Walker is an outlaw with a price on his head, but the manager, Raymond Harper, of the Black Hills... (56 mins.)
Director: John English
 
25.
Cangleska Wakan (2010 Documentary)
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Cangleska Wakan addresses the 'Sacred Hoop' of the Lakota Nation through candid and revealing opinions from contributors on various reservations in South Dakota. (53 mins.)
Director: Aitken Pearson
 
26.
Calamity Jane (1953)
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
27.
Calamity Jane (1984 TV Movie)
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Biography of the famous cowgirl Martha Jane Cannary (Calamity Jane) is the Wild West character. (100 mins.)
Director: James Goldstone
 
28.
The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950)
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The best job on this film is the one performed by director/writer/producer Ande Lamb when he persuaded... (71 mins.)
Director: Ande Lamb
 
29.
The Plainsman (1936)
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners. (113 mins.)
 
30.
Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)
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Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors. (61 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
31.
Wild Bill (1995)
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane. (98 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
32.
The Hard Ride (2017)
Action and death follow a legendary gunfighter and his close friends to 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
Director: Thadd Turner
 
33.
Calamity Jane (1963 TV Movie)
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A Wild west cow town is starving for entertainment, and it falls upon Calamity Jane, a rowdy, gun-toting,jeans-wearing tomboy... (90 mins.)
Director: Dick Altman
 
34.
The Paleface (1948)
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Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover. (91 mins.)
 
35.
Custer's Last Stand (1936)
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When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells... (328 mins.)
Director: Elmer Clifton
 
36.
Courtin' Wildcats (1929)
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College boy Clarence Butts has been sent west by the Doctor to join McKenzie's circus. There he finds Calamity Jane running roughshod over everyone. So the dude decides to tame her. (58 mins.)
Director: Jerome Storm
 
37.
Buffalo Girls (1995 TV Movie)
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Wild. Untamed. Legendary. Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts... (180 mins.)
Director: Rod Hardy