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During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a ... See full summary »

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Captain Benjamin Tyreen
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Lieutenant Graham
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Samuel Potts
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Tim Ryan
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Teresa Santiago
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Sergeant Gomez
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Aesop
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O. W. Hadley
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Sergeant Chillum
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Reverend Dahlstrom (as R. G. Armstrong)
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Arthur Hadley (as L. Q. Jones)
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Sierra Charriba
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During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas. Written by scgary66

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apache | confederate | mexico | scout | raid | See more »

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THE EPIC STORY OF THE GREAT SOUTH-WEST !

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Release Date:

15 March 1965 (Denmark)  »

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Budget:

$3,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,520 (USA) (8 April 2005)

Gross:

$14,873 (USA) (15 April 2005)
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| (2005 restored) | (unreleased director's cut)

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The role of Captain Tyreen was intended for Anthony Quinn, who pulled out. See more »

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During the fiesta in the village the serape worn by Major Dundee changes from folded up to half folded up while he is being cut in by Lt. Graham. See more »

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Narrator: In the territory of New Mexico towards the end of the Civil War, an Indian, Sierra Charriba, and his Apache warriors raided, sacked and looted an area almost three times the size of Texas.
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References Fort Apache (1948) See more »

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Shall we gather at the River?
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Written by Robert Lowry and Charles Ives
Sung at the burial after the first river battle
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A missing Gem from Pechenpah's crown
1 February 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Why isn't there a "director's cut" of this movie in DVD format? It's editing caused Sam to disown the finished cut. During production Charleton Heston charged Sam on horseback with saber drawn, quick boomwork averted disaster. He also offered to forgo his salary to get it released. What an inigma. My appreciation is for the accurate depiction of historical details. Horse Cavalry at it's best even to bugle calls. Pre-revisionist accurate depiction of Apache depredations. Maximillian's French vs. Jauristas is also depicted without apology. The whole pathos of Confederate P.O.W.s who galvanized Yankee to serve on the frontier. Good drama with lots of action to keep the story rolling. "Bring it on..." history "in your face". Please, please, please give us a Directors cut DVD. Hollywood are you listening to middle America? JAmes Coburn's cameo as one armed scout is worth the watch alone.


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