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Kathy Maribel 'Cresta' Lee
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After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The order was massacre, and good soldiers follow orders. These soldiers were the best. See more »

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Rated R for strong violence including a rape, and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Film debut of James Hampton. See more »

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Candice Bergen's character has shaved armpits. This was not a practice for Western women until the twentieth century. See more »

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Col. Iverson: When I see young people today behaving like that I just... I can't help wondering what this goddamn country's coming to.
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Referenced in Death Proof (2007) See more »

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Fields Of Green And Skies Of Blue
Written by Roy Budd, Produced by Jack Fishman
Performed by Roy Budd And His Orchestra
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Gory, ultra violent western released in USA in highly edited form as a love story.
18 November 1998 | by (LA) – See all my reviews

As released in the UK, this movie pushed the limits of movie violence to the virtually unwatchable. People literally were sick in the theatres. I saw the movie several times in the theatres and on video. It lost none of its impact on repeated viewing. My research indicates that since the movie depicted the massacre of an Indian village, it was thought not politically correct for viewing in unedited form in the US. It does show the horror of war in a most graphic way. I have not seen anything since that is even remotely close. The highly edited US version shows the power and degree of censorship that existed in the US. To my knowledge, the movie is still not available in the US in unedited form.


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