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A Man Called Horse (1970)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Western  |  May 1970 (USA)
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In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.

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In 1825 an English aristocrat is captured by Indians. He lives with them and begins to understand/accept their lifestyles. Eventually he is accepted as part of the tribe and becomes their leader.

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A man called "Horse" becomes an Indian warrior in the most electrifying ritual ever seen!


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Rated R for violence and nudity | See all certifications »

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Um Homem Chamado Cavalo  »

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The lead role was turned down by many actors, including Robert Redford, before Richard Harris accepted. See more »

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Before John Morgan is captured in the lake, an Indian runs into the camp wearing Morgan's robe around his middle. When the Indians capture Morgan and drag him from the lake, his robe can be seen on the shoreline. See more »

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John Morgan: It just occurred to me... I've traveled halfway around the world, at great expense, simply to kill a different kind of bird.
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Good the 2nd time around
7 July 2003 | by (London USA) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in the theatre when it came out in 1970. It was a welcome departure from earlier films about pioneers sitting among their circled wagons shooting whooping Indians like ducks in an arcade.

I saw it last weekend for the first time since, and I think that it holds up well. Whatever the flaws, it is a reasonably good depiction of Dakota Sioux going about their business in the 1820s.

This movie demonstrates that a story can be told with very little dialog and a lot of non-verbal expression. Harris might be the most prominent character but, cumulatively, the cast of small characters weighs in just as heavy.


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