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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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Thorn Rose (as Lina Marin)
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Elk Woman
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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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Trivia

The story is based on Cabeza de Vaca's real life. A soldier from Spain that in 1528 suffered all that happens in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When the band of Indians first stops after capturing Morgan, he is seen standing at the horses enter the clearing. In the next scene, he is on the ground, as he had been after falling in the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Batise: Lucky for you, chief like angry. You yell, make strong. Until winter comes!
[evil laugh, walking away]
Batise: Until winter comes!
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Referenced in Leave Us Alone (1975) See more »

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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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